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Turned cast brass ball with wood handle and iron clapper.
According to accession records, this bell was purchased at an auction in Berryville, VA, at the home of Betty and Virginia Washington, daughters of a Dr. Washington. The sisters were descended from George Washington.
Gift of Enoch G. Megrue
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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