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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

ABC Wednesday - Y


It's Wednesday again, and we're nearly at the end of this round of ABC Wednesday.
Today's letter is
Y

Y
is for

YOKE

I have a small collection of bells, mostly brass.
This is one of my bells.
It is about 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall.

The bell is in the shape of a lady. It's made in a pale yellowish brass that was once painted over with black. The clappers, instead of being inside, take the form of two buckets which swing against the skirt making a very pleasant sound. These buckets are attached by chains to a
yoke
which the lady carries across her shoulders.

See?

For a lot more Y posts, visit our host
Mrs Nesbitt
who came up with this great idea.

Have a good Wednesday.

33 comments:

Katney said...

What a clever bell. I have a few bells, including the one my grandmother used when she taught school in Kansas in the 1890s.

Aileni said...

Spot on... ting-a-ling.

Blue said...

A very ingenious Y!

Miss_Yves said...

Lovely picture !Original choice !
miss Yves

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed! "Yoke" Is a good choice for "Y"-Wednesday!

Over at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, "Louis" and his editor Yell at each other both in the text and in the comments...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a very different bell. It looks old.

Helena said...

Good idea for "y"!

Jonna said...

I liked that bell, and you had 2 y's to go with it. Very clever!

Andrea said...

Interesting picture.

Neva said...

The first yoke I have seen! Nicely done.

I missed last week so here are 2 Y's! Neva and
Neva2

Nydia said...

What a sweet bell, Miss Dragon! Looks like from the old times. The sound of some little bells is really pleasant. Isn't a shame I don't have oe]ne yet??!
Have a great ABC day!
Kisses.

Kim said...

Wow, very original. I love this bell and the clappers on the outside.

Gretchen said...

Very neat! Great use of the letter Y!

imac said...

Great post and different.

pop and see my Y.

nonizamboni said...

Very interesting choice for Y and a bell collection sounds like a fine choice too. Just the word yoke conjures up all sorts of images, yes?
Nice post. Happy Wednesday!

leslie said...

Ah...VERY nice! A clever and unique post for today. Well done, YOU! :D

starnitesky said...

That is an unusual bell, just right for Y.

granmal said...

Cool bell. Great choice for "Y"

Granny Smith said...

This such an original Y subject! Both the bell and the photo of it are beautiful. My husband collects bells. I collect dragons.

John said...

Nice shots and good idea for the letter!

Suburbia said...

Very original Y! Thanks for visiting mine:)

Paulie said...

What a beautiful and unique bell. Have you shown others on your blog from your collection that I missed?


I never even thought of yoke. Good going!

Dr.John said...

Yoke is a good Y word.
It was the center of last Sundays Gospel.

becky voyles said...

Yoke it up! LOL

Alan said...

Yoke is an excellent choice. Rare these days! :)

Bear Naked said...

How very clever and original.
Yoke is perfect for ABC Wednesday-Y.

Bear

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oooooooo... that is a beautiful bell! Very unique and quite the conversation piece! I really do like it a lot...

Rosebud said...

Good choice for Y.

Denise said...

My mum had some brass ornaments. I remeber the cleaning process, never seen such black dusters! LOL!

Sacred Suzie said...

Interesting idea for a collection! Bells are hard to find, especially ones that actually sound really clear. I was lucky to find mine and here you are with an amazing collection!

CherryPie said...

Is that a lady in Welsh national dress?

Dragonstar said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

I've managed to find a few over the years, and I've been given some, but there's always room for more. Maybe I'll show them to you sometime.

Cherrypie, this was described to me as a Lady in Dutch Costume - but it looks Welsh to me!

raf said...

Your lovely little bell is a clever choice for our Y theme, Dragonstar! There is something very comforting about the sounds of little bells.