Belling the Cat. The mice decide to tie a bell about the cat's neck. Some thing are easier said than done.

Aesop's Fables

Belling the Cat. The mice decide to tie a bell about the cat's neck. Some thing are easier said than…

Burglar alarms like this one are designed to alert the user to danger. Sensors are connected to a control unit through a low voltage wiring that interacts with a response device.

Burglar Detention Alarm

Burglar alarms like this one are designed to alert the user to danger. Sensors are connected to a control…

"Belfry or Bell-gable, Idbury, Oxfordshire." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Belfry

"Belfry or Bell-gable, Idbury, Oxfordshire." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

A hollow metal musical instrument, usually cup-shaped with a flared opening, that emits a metallic tone when struck.

Bell

A hollow metal musical instrument, usually cup-shaped with a flared opening, that emits a metallic tone…

Design with a bell

Bell

Design with a bell

Sectional view of a bell.

Bell

Sectional view of a bell.

A bell gable is a kind of turret placed on the apex of a gable at the west end of small churches and chapels.

Bell Gable

A bell gable is a kind of turret placed on the apex of a gable at the west end of small churches and…

A small bell inside of a glass sphere.

Bell in globe

A small bell inside of a glass sphere.

An illustration of a bell tower in Augusta, Georgia as seen in 1874.

Bell Tower

An illustration of a bell tower in Augusta, Georgia as seen in 1874.

A cross sectional view of a bell.

Cross Section of a Bell

A cross sectional view of a bell.

"An electric bell consists mainly of an electromagnet, E, and a vibrating armature that carries a hammer, H, that strikes a bell. One terminal of the magnet coils is connected to the binding-post, and the other terminal to the flexible support of the armature. The armature carries a spring that rests lightly against the tip of an adjustable screw at C. This screw is connected to the other binding-post. The bell is connected to a battery of 2 or 3 cells in series, a key, a push-button, P, or some other device for closing the circuit being placed in the line." -Avery 1895

Electric Bell

"An electric bell consists mainly of an electromagnet, E, and a vibrating armature that carries a hammer,…

The Liberty Bell was rung when the Declaration of Independence was issued in 1776. It was made in 1751.

Liberty Bell, Philadelphia

The Liberty Bell was rung when the Declaration of Independence was issued in 1776. It was made in 1751.

Slender, twining herb with showy trumpet shaped flowers.

Bindweed

Slender, twining herb with showy trumpet shaped flowers.

Bell.

Boat trip

Bell.

An illustration of a boy waking a sleeping boy with a small bell.

Boy Waking Another Boy with Bell

An illustration of a boy waking a sleeping boy with a small bell.

Bull tolling the bell, from a nursery rhyme.

Bull

Bull tolling the bell, from a nursery rhyme.

"The large iron vessel does not allow air to escape once it is lowered into a body of water for underwater work. The hose attached to the top allows for new air to enter the bell." —Quackenbos 1859

Diving Bell

"The large iron vessel does not allow air to escape once it is lowered into a body of water for underwater…

"Electric-bell indicator for fishing [when installing home wiring systems]." —Croft 1915

Electric-bell Indicator

"Electric-bell indicator for fishing [when installing home wiring systems]." —Croft 1915

"A front view of a common English house clock with the face taken off, showing the repeating or rack striking movement. Here, M is the hourwheel on the pipeof which the minute-hand is set, N the reversed hour-wheel, and n its pinion, driving the 12-hour wheel H, on whose socket is ficed what is called the snail Y, which belongs to the striking work exclusively. The hammer is raised by the eight pins in the rim of the second wheel in the striking train, in the manner which is obvious." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

English House Clock

"A front view of a common English house clock with the face taken off, showing the repeating or rack…

Girl ringing a bell.

Girl with Bell

Girl ringing a bell.

This hand-bell is designed in the Louis Quatorze style, also known as Louis the 14th, during his reign between 1638 till 1715.

Hand-Bell

This hand-bell is designed in the Louis Quatorze style, also known as Louis the 14th, during his reign…

This hand-bell is designed in the Louis Quatorze style, also known as Louis the 14th, during his reign between 1638 till 1715.

Hand-Bell

This hand-bell is designed in the Louis Quatorze style, also known as Louis the 14th, during his reign…

The Liberty Bell above the shore.

Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell above the shore.

An illustration of a man ringing a bell.

Man Ringing Bell

An illustration of a man ringing a bell.

The bell pull is used to summon the servants in a household. It is connected to a bell or bell wire to ring when pulled.

Bell Pull

The bell pull is used to summon the servants in a household. It is connected to a bell or bell wire…

The Bell receiver reproduces sounds made on the other end of the circuit, from a transmitter of some kind, used in telephone correspondance. -Atkinson 1903

Bell Receiver

The Bell receiver reproduces sounds made on the other end of the circuit, from a transmitter of some…

"...represents a Savart bell and resonator. The length of the resonant air-column is changed by means of the moveable bottom of the resonator, which is to be adjusted by trial for resonant effect." -Avery 1895

Savart Bell and Resonator

"...represents a Savart bell and resonator. The length of the resonant air-column is changed by means…

The saxhorn is a brass instrument with: a, mouthpiece; b, valves; c, keys; d, bell; e, crook.

Saxhorn

The saxhorn is a brass instrument with: a, mouthpiece; b, valves; c, keys; d, bell; e, crook.

This sculpture represents an infant ringing a bell.

Sculpture

This sculpture represents an infant ringing a bell.

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the same tincture are placed base against base and point against point."—Aveling, 1891

Counter-Vair Shield

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the…

Samuel F. B. Morse's original model of the telegraph insrument.

Telegraph

Samuel F. B. Morse's original model of the telegraph insrument.

Alexander Graham Bell's original model of the telephone reciever and transmitter.

telephone

Alexander Graham Bell's original model of the telephone reciever and transmitter.

"Tintinna'bulum, a bell. Bells were of various forms among the Greeks and Romans, as among us. various specimens of them are given in the annexed cut." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tintinna'bulum

"Tintinna'bulum, a bell. Bells were of various forms among the Greeks and Romans, as among us. various…

"The transmitter is a microphone adapted for the transmission of telephone messages and, in general practice, is so used, better results being thus secured than is possible when the transmitter and receiver are identical. In the Blake transmitter, a diagram is supported back of a mouthpiece, as in the Bell telephone."

Blake transmitter

"The transmitter is a microphone adapted for the transmission of telephone messages and, in general…