Technical description: Hardwood barrel-shaped mallet head of length 62 with felt on one face and evidence of leather having been glued to other end; handle of cane of diameter 8 with a wooden end-piece having a steel ring fitted with a short rope loop. Total mass 69g; head mass 54g (78%).
Specific usage history: Used by J. Blades for church bells effect in Alfred Hitchcock's c|1935 GB Film `Fanny by Gaslight'.
r. parks, 15 or 22 may 1999; c.j. overton, 12.9.98.