Watrous Bell Toys

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ABA article "Hoop Bell Toys, Hoop Chime Toys & Rolling Hooples," Part III Supplemental

The American Bell Association has published in their magazine, The Bell Tower, my article, “Hoop Bell Toys, Hoop Chime Toys & Rolling H…

Started by BellToyBoy

0 Jul 8, 2019

Reproduction Pull Toys and Bell Toys

Shown above are some of the cast iron reproduction pull and bell toys and then three of the many wood and paper pull toys that have b…

Started by Robert Watrous

15 Dec 7, 2017
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N. N. Hill documents at the Connecticut Historical Society Library

I was recently at the Connecticut Historical Society. The Connecticut Historical Society was very accomodating. The people there were very…

Started by Robert Watrous

1 Jan 19, 2016
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The Mystery of the Missing N. N. Hill Brass Co. buildings.

N N Hill building evolution Part 1 N N Hill building evolution Part 2 Attached is an article by Robert K. Watrous about the buildings of t…

Started by BellToyBoy

1 Feb 25, 2015
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A brief history of Watrous Manufacturing Co.

A brief history of Watrous Manufacturing Co. In “Bell Town” East Hampton, Connecticut, David Watson Watrous was one of the founders in 185…

Started by BellToyBoy

1 Sep 2, 2012
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Robert K Watrous - how I started down this path of bell toy collecting and research

Hi, I'm Robert K Watrous Since I found what was listed as a Watrous bell toy on ebay I've been researching the Watrous Manufacturing Co. an…

Started by BellToyBoy

0 Jul 3, 2012

Bevin bell factory in East Hampton CT burns to the ground Saturday night 5/26/2012

It's just heartbreaking news. The Bevin bell factory in East Hampton has burned to the ground. See the blog page for a note by Robert Watro…

Started by BellToyBoy

0 May 28, 2012

Gong Rocking Bell toy

Hi Bob - I have two Gong Rocking Bell Toys (No 14 from their 1880 catalog).  One has a glass bell ringer, and the other has metalic (lead)…

Started by dfriday2

2 May 21, 2012
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Gong Rocking Bell toy

Hi Bob - I have two Gong Rocking Bell Toys (No 14 from their 1880 catalog).  One has a glass bell ringer, and the other has metalic (lead)…

Started by dfriday2

0 Apr 11, 2012

Stick toy display

I have at least a dozen wooden stick toys by NN Hill and Watrous. Typical handles are 19" - 22" long. I really haven't found a creative way…

Started by dfriday2

1 Jul 20, 2009
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