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Gong Bell Cast Iron

by Richard Mueller Jr.

Gong Bell Cast Iron Toys

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Speedphone
rotary desktop with 2 exterior bells just above the rotary


Teddy Bear #67
1912
7.5"L
Bear, which looks very life-like, presents a very cute appearance dress in a gaily-colored sweater. He holds a wire rod in paw that rings the bell as the toy is pulled.
This toy has wheel style of US Hardware Toys. The style works well. It is hard to know for sure, but it is believed that Gong Bell was using whatever stock was available after US Hardware went out of business. Both companies were part of National Novelty Corporation. Info courtesy of Bob Watrous.
PC #1 3/93 (E) $4,200
Sotheby's 10/01 (E) $2,040
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $400

2 Horse Chime
1924

Improved Fish Cast
Iron Toy #20
1890
5"L
Painted cast iron. As the fish swims forward, his mouth opens and the clown rises to ring the bell. The fish closes his mouth as the clown returns to a seated position.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Eagle Bell Ringer #50
1900
5.5"L x 4.5"H x 3.5"W
$1000-$1200

Eagle Bell
Estimated 1880
Similar to Eagle Bell Ringer #50, with the exception that the eagle was not painted in patriotic colors.

Alligator Chime
5"L x 2.5"H x 2.75"W
$650 - $750

Pig with Clown Rider
1900
5.5"L x 4.5"H x 2.25"W
$900

Pony & Carriage with
Boy #43

Fish Patent

Horse
9"L x 4"H x 2"W

Horse Revolving
Chime #4
1895
6.5"L x 2.5"H x 1.75"W

Horse Revolving Chime #77
5.25"L x 2.25"H x 1.5"W
This toy came in an assortment of either a goat or a horse. Wheels 2.25"
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Horse Chime #460
5.25"L x 2.25"H x 1.6"W

Horse Bell #10
1895
8.5"L x 4"H x 3.25"W

Pig with Clown Rider
Estimated 1900
5.5"L x 4.5"H x 2.25"W
$900

The Acrobats #54
1900
6.5"L x 6"H x 3.5"W
The two acrobats change positions in various ways, and ring the bells by the motion of the movable colorful platform. Painted cast iron.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Tramp #47
1900
6"L
Left hand is broken
Painted cast iron figure swings and rings the bell by the attached chain. Mounted on red base embossed "Tramp No. 4". He pivots hitting the clappers against the bell.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Daisy Bell with Doll
on Sled
1900
8.5"L x 5.5"H x 3.25"W

Daisy Bell #37 V#2
1900
8.5"L x 5.5"H x 3.25"W
Painted cast iron and cast steel. Little girl holding her doll covered by a cutter blanket. Green sleigh is marked "Daisy" with horse head over two horse head medallions. Four wheels include chimes that play when pulled.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Daisy Bell
8.5"L x 5.5"H x 3.25"W

Ding Dong Bell
Pussy's Not in the
Well #29
1900
7"L
Features two nursery rhyme figures at opposite ends, centering a bell hung in a well house embossed on side "Ding Dong Bell Pussy's Not in the Well."
PC#1 3/94 (G) $1,650
S 10/01 (E+) $5,700
GH 6/95 (F) $750
PTM 9/88 $2,200
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Dog and Cat #38
1900
8.5"L
When the toy is pulled forward, the dog jumps out of the house at the cat, and then retreats back into the house. Painted cast iron.
PC #1 10/92 (E) $2,800, S 10/01 (G+) $1,200, GH 6/95 (F) $1,100, Eb 11/02 $2,250, PTM 9/88 $3,200
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Wild Mule Jack
1900
8"L x 5.25"H x 3"W

Pig
7"L x 4.5"H x 3"W
The frame of this toy is from a Watrous piece. The tin pig is by Brown, Fallows or some other tin maker. There is wire holding together the wood support suggesting the original figure was lost and this figure made a nice replacement. BW
This toy may be pieced together.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Single Bell on Wheels
5"L x 5"H x 3.5"W

Single Bell on Wheels

Rastus with Mother
#59
1902
7.5"L x 5"H x 2.75"W

Triple Bell on Wheels

Revolving Chime
Jingle Bells
1912
Front View
3.5"L x 3"W

Pig with Clown Rider
#46
1900
5.5"L x 4.5"H x 2.25"W
White pig has galloping causing the bell in his snout to ring.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Single Bell on Wheels
Estimated 1928
This particular wheel style with the five spokes, received a design patent by Clifford Watrous for Gong Bell in 1928.

Two Coons Bell Toy
#60
1902
8.25"L
Both figures move as though playing tag by dodging in and out of hole in log, ringing the bell which is attached to the slide. Painted in fine colors.
PC#1 6/98 (E) $5,200, PC #3 $7,500, S 10/01 (E+) $6,600, PTM 9/88 (F) $2,750
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Floor Chime

Floor Chime w/Stick

Goose with Rider #58
1900
7.25"L
Painted in colors. When pulled forward, the goose pivots back and forth ringing the bell.
PC #1 10/01 (E) $2,500
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Rocking Bell #14
1895
4.5"L
Cast iron rocking horse swivels 360 degrees. Bell is attached in the bottom, middle is brass.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

1876 Centennial
1876
8"L
Bell was created to celebrate the Centennial. Platform was Liberty Bell with American Eagle and adorned with raised stars and heart wheels.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Independence
1776-1876
1876
9"L
Platform has the star-spangled banner shields with Independence 1776-1876 molded in the cast iron. Original toy had flag placed in center of the bell.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Goat Revolving Chime
1912
5.5"L x 2.5"H x 1.75"W
Assorted animals, goat, horse or elephant
No 4-1/2 - 2.5" wheels; No 8. - 3.625" wheels; No. 8-1/2 - 3.625" wheels with rubber tires.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Single Bell Heart
Wheels
Floor Chime

Circus Clown #7
1902
7.5"L x 4.5"H x 2.5"W

Pony Chime

Horse 4W Pull
10.5"L x 3.25"H x 3.5"W

Horse Chime

3 Bell Chime

Horse Chime

Horse 3 Bell Chime

Double Horse Chime

Floor Chimes
1920
#561 1-5/16" gongs, 1-1/2" wheels
#562 1-1/2" gongs, 2" wheels

Boy & Alligator
1903
8.5"L
Silver base with touches of green. Alligator slides forward on the platform, at the same time opening his mouth. The boy bending forward, tempts the gator with the bait ringing the bell.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Hello Hello Telephone
8.5"L x 4"H x 3"W

Horse Chime

Multi-Ball Chime

Horse Chime

Double Horse Chime

Double Horse Chime

Horse Chime

Monkeymobile #115
1905
6.25"L x 5"H x 2.75"W

2 Bell Pull Chime

Darkie & Alligator #56
1902
7"L
The motions of the alligator as it struggles to get away are very natural. Painted in fine colors.
PC#1 8/94 (E) $3,350
S 10/01 (G+) $4,800
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Small Elephant
7.25"L x 2.75"H x 2"W

Revolving Chime
1912
Ornamental wheels. All bells nickeled.
No. 1008 six 7/8" bells
No. 1012 six 1" bells
No. 1010 eight 7/8" bells
No. 1014 eight 1" bells
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Bell Chime

Bell Chime
2.25"L x 2.25"H $90 - $120

Kicking Mule #42
1900
8"L
Mule swings on a pedestal and rings the bell. As with the elephant on the next page, it is unclear if these pull toys have a political connection.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Cinderella's Chariot
and Chime #27
1900
Catalog shows Cinderella in her chariot, but it is unheard of to find Cinderella remaining in this toy. It is believed that Gong Bell produced this toy without Cinderella. If the catalog is correct in the design of this toy, then Cinderella was made as a separate part of the toy making her ideal for children to remove and be played with as another toy. This toy was also made only for a couple of years. Finding these two still together through the years makes it one of the rarest treasures during this period.

Cinderella's Chariot
and Chime #27
1900
Toy without Cinderella
As found in this toy collection, the chariot is in excellent condition, but Cinderella is missing.
PC #1 4/95 (E) $1,050
Sotheby's 10/01 (G) $480
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $525

The Bell Ringers
Estimated 1900
Same as The Bell Ringers #24, with the exception of the dress of the boy and girl on the teeter-totter.

The Bell Ringers #24
1875
7"L
Tin and iron. When pulled, the boy and girl teeter-totter ring the bell. Cast iron platform.
Richard Mueller has this toy in his MS collection
PC #1 12/94 (E) $4,200
Sotheby's 10/01 (E) $3,600

Kick-For-It #70
1912
The Gridiron Gladiators actually kick the ball in realistic manner, while the bells merrily jingle, "victory". Players in attractive college colors.

Tricky  Pony #39
1900
7.75"L
Horse swings on pedestal and rings bell. This toy was very similar to the elephant with the exception of a horse.
RPM has toy in MI
PC #1 8/94 (E) $1,425
Sotheby's 10/01 (E) $1,560
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $400

Bob and Bruno #62
1912
6.25"L x 5.5"H
Bruno swings and rings the bell. Fine colors. This toy is also shown with the heart design wheels in catalog.
PC #1 3/90 (E) $1,500

The Billys Bell Ringer
#51
1900
7.5"L
Painted cast iron. Two goats are rocked up and down when pulled by their connection to the axle. When they rock they ring the bell by butting it. Base is embossed with "No. 51 Billys".
PC #1 10/94 (E) $2,200
Sotheby's 10/01 (G) $1,800
Garthoeffner Gallery '94 $2,800

Mary and Her Little Lamb #55
1902
7.75"L
Mary wearing a colorful outfit is holding onto chain connecting her to a bell and the white lamb. When pulled, both figures swing side to side causing the chain to move the bell.
PC #1 9/98 (G) $750

Hee-Haw Bell Toy #63
1912
5"L
The stubborn mule refuses to jump the fence though urged by rider, and rings the bell with tail. Natural colors.
PC #1 10/94 (E) $3,350
Sotheby's 10/01 (E) $1,320
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $250

Bell Toy Wild Mule
Jack #36
1900
8.5"L x 5.25"W
The grassy base is embossed with "Wild Mule Jack". White mule with Jack holding on to his neck. When pulled forward, the mule's tail swings up and down ringing the bell.
PC #1 11/90 (E) $1,000
Sotheby's 10/01 (G) $840
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $1,000

Trick Elephant #40
1900
8"L x 5"H x 3.5"W
$1800 - $2000
A wire moves the elephant standing on his small platform. The swinging motion of the elephant causes the bell to be struck by the clappers held in his trunk.
Photo courtesy of Richard Mueller MI collection
PC #1 10/90 (G) $1,200
Sotheby's 10/01 (G) $1,400
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $500
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $700

The Waddler #48
1900
5.5"L
A brace under the goose's feet and attached to the axle made the goose waddles and ring the bell attached to his beak. "No. 48 Waddler" is embossed on platform.
PC #1 1/93 (E) $2,300
Sotheby's 10/01 (G+) $2,700
Photo courtesy of Richard Mueller collection

Fish Toy #20
1890
This was one of Gong Bell's first animal toys. It is believed that this toy was made for a very short time, making it very rare. It was quickly replaced with the clown added. The cast iron fish is riding between two heart shaped wheels.

Are You a Buffalo #57
1903
5.5"L
Toy for the great "Association of Buffaloes and Other People". Buffalo swings on the dorm that's embossed with "Are you a Buffalo?"
PC #1 3/91 (E) $3,500
Sotheby's 10/01 (E) $3,900

Iron Toys One-Horse
Dray #26
1902
17.5" x 5.5"
Toy included two barrels and one sack. Horse is painted black with red harness and collar. Truck gear is red with black stripe. Side stakes are green with stripped gilt. Panel, seat, and foot board are painted red.

Revolving Chimes with
Horses
1912
Ornamented in colors
All bells nickeled.
No. 1024 - 6-7/8" bells
No. 1028 - 6.1" bells
No. 1026 - 8-7/8" bells
No. 1030 - 8.1" bells

Revolving Chimes with
Horses
1912
Ornamented in colors

Revolving Chimes with
Animal Asst
1912
Teams of horses, goats and elephants
No. 9-1/2 - Wheels 3-5/8 with rubber tires.
No. 10-1/2 - Wheels 4-3/4 with rubber tires.

Ponies Bell Toy #685
1918
Early Gong Bell tin horses pulling revolving chimes. BW
Two smaller ponies and frame lacquered in colors. Heart shaped wheels and gong nickel-plated.

Revolving Chimes with
Team #16
1900
Ornamented
Wheels 4 inches in diameter. Gong in the center of the heart-shaped wheels is very detailed with design.

Victor with Horse
 and Boy #16
1895
7.25"L
Tin horse and driver tumbler bell with heart wheels.
Gene Harris 6/95
(F) $200

Revolving Chimes with
Animal Asst
1912
Teams of horses, goats and elephants
No. 9-1/2 - Wheels 3-5/8 with rubber tires.
No. 10-1/2 - Wheels 4-3/4 with rubber tires.

Tumbler Bell Toys #8
& #9
1895
4-5/8"
Detailed "Liberty" bell between two heart wheels. As the toy is pulled, the bell rotates side to side.

Horse with Saddle
Chime #25
1900
8.5"L
Bell with clappers rides on top of a brown horse with gold reins and blue blanket.
Sotheby's 10/01 (G) $1,680

Tumbler Bell TOys
with Horses No. 10 & 11
"Liberty" shaped bell in center of two heart-shaped wheels rocks back and forth.

Racer Chime
1915
5"L x 3"H x 3.5"W
Patented in 1915 by Gong Bell. There are numerous variations. BW
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection

Captain and the Kids
#64
1912
8.5"L
The mischievous kids enjoy a ride on the Captain's back, the rear figure having a rocking motion, which rings the bell.
PC#1 1/02 (E) $16,500
PTM 9/88 $15,000

Turtle and Clown Bell
Toy #19
1895
6.5"L
Very detailed turtle carrying a clown with clappers attached to his feet that hit the gong when pulled. This is one of Gong Bell's first detailed animal pull toys.
PC #1 9/97 (E) $375

Poodle Dog Bell
Ringer #45
1900
8"L
Smaller version of toy #44. Base embossed with "No. 45 Dog Bell Ringer". When pulled, the clown pivots causing the leash connected to the poodle's tail to spin and ring the bell. Toy is painted in cast iron.
Early Gong Bell. BW
PC #1 3/94 (E) $2,000
Sotheby's 10/01 (G+) $2,280

Bell Toy Clown
with Jumping Dog #44
1900
12.5"L x 7.5"H x 3.5"W
When pulled forward the poodle jumps through the hoop held by the clown striking the bell. The poodle turns, jumps and hits the other bell. This is a very beautiful toy with creative action making it very desirable. VG 00130
Early Gong Bell. BW
PC #1 8/01 (E) $16,500
Sotheby's 10/01 (E) $12,000

No. 49 Monkey
1900
6.5"L
Painted cast iron monkey swings on the pedestal and rings the bell attached to his hand.
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection
RPM has toy in MS collection
PC #1 8/94 (E) $2,600
Sotheby's 10/01 (E) $1,440

Bell Boy with Jumping
Horse and Monkey
Driver #23
Estimated 1900
7.25"L
Iron base is embossed with leaves, diamonds and "No. 23". Tin monkey holds a sting (sting missing in this photo) that connected him to the rocking horse. As toy is pulled, action the horse has the appearance of jumping causing the monkey to rock up and down.
PC #1 10/92 (E) $2,900

Bell Toy Goat with
Monkey Rider on
Platform #26
1900
9"L
The rider of this toy is similar to the toy above. As the toy is pulled, the monkey pulls the wire attached to the bell making it ring.

Pig and Columbus Egg
1893
9"H
This toy was created to celebrate the 1893 Chicago World's Exposition. As the toy is pulled, the pig tries to set the egg on its end. The action of the pig rings the bell. This toy has also been found with the pig wearing a blue jacket. Since this toy was made only for one year, it is very rare.
PC #1 6/95 (G) $5,000

Freedom Bell Ringer
1880
5"X6"
This toy is an early rare production of tin and cast iron. The original toy was painted with a yellow shirt and red pants. Attached to the bell by wire.
Sotheby's 10/01 G+ $19,150

Dome Bell
Estimated 1876
8"L
Cast iron dome bell with eagle on top. Two small clappers attached to the bracket under the eagle rings the bell when pulled.

Young America No. 12
1876
6"L
Bell shaped cast iron platform marked with "Young America". Toy shown with replaced flag.
PC #1 4/95 (E) $850
Sotheby's 10/01 (no flag) $1,440

Pig Pulling Clown in
Cart #35
Estimated 1880
6.5"L
Small cast iron cart with bell under driver.
Early Gong Bell toy. BW
PC #1 10/01 (E) $530
Sotheby's 10/01 (G) $480
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $275

Star Bell
Estimated 1880
Star shaped cast iron base holds flag. Bell attached to front rings as toy is pulled. Heart shaped wheels.

Victor Bell Toys #13
1895
"Victor" and stars embossed in the frame around the bell. Heart shaped wheels. When pulled, the frame rocks ringing the bell.

Boy and Flag
Revolving Chime
Estimated 1895
Beautiful toy with the American Flag being pulled by a young boy. Large bell between the wheels rings when pulled along. Large heart shaped wheels with the bell and smaller heart shaped wheels attached to the boy's foot.

Patriotic Boy Bell
Ringer
1900
9"L
Very colorful toy with young boy carrying bell with clappers that would hit the bell when pulled. Smaller boy with the American flag riding a painted horse. Heart shaped wheels.

Boy Scout #69
1915
6"L
Platform has the design of crossed muskets cast on it while the Boy Scout figure is dressed in regulation Scout uniform and has a motion which waves a small American flag in a natural manner. Attractive colors.
Sotheby's 10/01 (missing flag) (E) $7,200

Uncle Sam and the
Don #53
1900
7.5"L
Uncle Sam and the Don engage in lively combat. The platform is ornamented with the American Flag, head of an eagle, stars, and painted in patriotic colors.
PC #1 11/92 (E) $6,500

Dome Bell Toy
Estimated 1876
7"L
Platform has stars and leaves. Nickel-plated brass dome bell.
PC 10/01 (E) $1,370
Sotheby's 10/01 (G) $1,320

Clown Chime

Seesaw Chime

Chime
1924

Tandem Chime #801
1930

Horse 2 Bell Chime

Chime
1928
Wheel design by Clifford Watrous. BW
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous

Floor Chimes