WALNUT & COPPER FULL OCTAVE HANGING DINNER GONG. M & S B Patent. Circa 1900.
This unusual Hanging Dinner Gong dates from circa 1900.
Mounted on a solid Walnut Shield are 8 purpose-built Copper & Brass Discs, all stamped M & S B Patent. They sound a full octave when struck by the two strikers.
Imagine the possibilities. With a little practice you can summon diners to the table with tunes as diverse as Old MacDonald and Ode to Joy. It makes a good, rich sound.
The Gong is fitted with two back plates for hanging.
The Copper is a lovely, rich colour and the Walnut has a good patina.
Height: 32 inches (82 cm)
Width: 25 inches (64 cm)
Depth: 5.25 inches (14 cm)