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Old 09-11-2020, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Push pedal bell ??

I looked at a 1930 Huckster the other day and on the passenger's side floor board just in front of the seat there was a small push pedal sticking up out of the floor board, just in front of the seat. It was about the same size as the gas pedal and I had no idea what it was until I gave it a good push with my hand and it struck a bell that is mounted under the car. Pretty loud too.
Was this an accessory from back in the day or do you think it was something somebody just rigged up on there own? I thought it was pretty cool and would like to do something like that on my Phaeton.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:24 PM   #2
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The 1936 Dodge fire engine our department has has just that appliance. Early fire apparatus used a bell and a solid red light for warning. Sirens and flashing lights came later. Likely that what it is from.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:37 PM   #3
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It is called a foot bell or a Bermuda Bell. Popular in Model T era. Strictly an amusement accessory .
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:42 PM   #4
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Mcmimms (above) got it right...an aftermarket novelty accessory...PepBoys, Western Auto, etc.
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:54 PM   #5
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Here's a picture.
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Old 09-11-2020, 08:12 PM   #6
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Yes thats it, how much?
Seriously though, if it's for sale let me know or does anyone know where I might get one?
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Old 09-11-2020, 08:16 PM   #7
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I have one on my roadster. Get's a lot of laughs when the bride steps on it in town.
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Old 09-11-2020, 08:28 PM   #8
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I would guess the huckster driver would use it to alert the lady of the house that he was there with fresh veggies, butter and eggs.
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Old 09-11-2020, 08:58 PM   #9
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There is one listed on E-Bay today under "model a ford parts"
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Old 09-11-2020, 10:50 PM   #10
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there is two on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Tu-...sAAOSwx~dfVuVi


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Tu-...sAAOSwyN5fXAjK
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Old 09-12-2020, 06:37 AM   #11
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I've got one of those in a box somewhere. When I was a kid Pop installed it in the family station wagon. When he picked us up from school we could always find him quickly in the parking log.
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:47 AM   #12
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It is my OP that a lot of the one you see for sale are from the 50's or 60's maybe newer, for what they are might be somewhat over priced. (esp the 2ed one in 160B's post) Think of them as the Hutchins horn of the Bermuda bell world. Some of the era cuts I have seen, the bells may have been pressed steel but the mount looks to be cast.

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Old 09-12-2020, 10:58 AM   #13
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I Believe JC Whitney sold them in the 60s.
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:38 PM   #14
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Even though the one I have is an original it wouldn’t have bothered me if it came from somebody like JC or whatever! After all they’re not going to be judged.
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Old 09-12-2020, 03:52 PM   #15
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The point of my post is; you may not be getting what you think you are paying for! If it works, I too would use it no matter the vintage.
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