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'Scramble bell' by The R.A.F., 1939
A rarely seen cast-iron Royal Air Force station ‘scramble’ bell, in service at the start of World War II.
The casing marked with engraved AM (Air Ministry) crest and crown above, and dated 1939. A highly polished bell was generally found in a prominent position outside RAF Station headquarters, and was used to 'Scramble' pilots when a raid was looming.
Height of bell: 14 inches (36 cm).