The Bell 1

The Bell (U.K.) / c. 1924

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Design: The bell logo, with the 'Ring(s) Out Loud and Clear' blurb can be seen in a different form on the Edison Bell Winner label (right). The child to the left, dressed in a wide-collared suit and sitting on a three-legged stool, is nursery rhyme character Little Jack Horner ('What a good boy am I!'), who shows the plum he has pulled out of his pie. Probably the label was intended for the children's market and sold through 'dime-store' outlets such as J. W. Woolworth's.

History: Produced by J.E. Hough at the Edison Bell works in London. Label scan courtesy of collector Graham Farnell of the U.K.

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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