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Desk Bell

Desk Bell

Associated with: Alvarado Hotel, Fred Harvey Co. (1879 - 1970)

Department: History
Date: c. 1890
Medium: brass, marble, silver
6 3/4 × 5 in. (17.1 × 12.7 cm)
Classification: Communication Objects
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1979 G.O. Bonds
Object number: PC1981.91.1
DescriptionDesk bell from the lobby of the Alvarado Hotel. Decorative brass and silver plate with a marble base. Rings when the side knob is turned.
Not on view
Label Text:Desk bell from the Alvarado Hotel, c. 1890
Silver plate, marble
Museum purchase

The bell sat on the registration desk in the lobby of Albuquerque's much-loved hotel.

Desk bell, 1890
Marble, silver plate, brass
Museum purchase, 1979 G.O. Bonds

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