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This alarm was used in the case of a fire, theft, or other important event in a village. Such alarms also had less exciting uses-scaring birds or other wild animals away from crops or calling people to a meeting. Whether or not this piece was made locally is unknown, but a skilled local woodworker could easily have made such an alarm.


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Warning Alarm

width   9.87"
length   9.0"
process/materials   wood
item type   Tools/Sound Communication Tools and Equipment
accession #   #2000.20.515

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