View from Pemaquid Bell House

Acrylic on Canvas
18″x24″x1.5″ unframed

$300

The bellhouse originally contained a bell and a weight-driven mechanism to ring it. The small tower contained the weight.

A fog bell was added to the station in 1897, and steam engines were installed to operate the bell. Apparently this system didn’t work very well, because in 1899 a striking machine was installed, powered by a hand-cranked clockwork mechanism. The bell house built in 1897 was adapted with the addition of a tall tower to enclose the weights for the new mechanism.

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