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bell-pull

Bell pull

[bel-pool]

A bell pull is a woven textile, cord, handle, knob, or other object that connects with a bell or bell wire, and which rings a bell when pulled. Bell pulls are used to summon workers in homes of people who have butlers, maids or other servants, and often have a tassel at the bottom. The bell pull is one element of a complex interior mechanical network which typically in Victorian times involved a whole range of bell pulls in different rooms; moreover, these bell connections link to a central bank of bells in a room where servants would await commands.

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