Coffins of the Victorian period came equipped with an extensive system of the bell, which reportedly detained person can ring if you woke up Six Feet Under. These rarely work, however, because even if the person they called, no one hears. Gravediggers sometimes paid to keep watch over the graves and hear the bells to go off. This is the where the term, "Saved by the Bell" derived from. Extened System, Safety Coffin, Rare Work, Reports Detain, Detain Personalized, Belle Towers, Victorian Era, Victorian Periodic, Iron Belle
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Before their burial, the deceased would be photographed in their best clothes and 'posing' (propped up) with their living relatives. In some instances, eyes were painted onto the closed eyelids of the deceased to make them appear alive. In Victorian times when photographs were rare, this might be the only photo the family had of their dearly departed.
Elizabeth I's personal ring, including a picture of her mother, Queen Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth was wearing this ring, which is known as the Checker's Ring, when she died. Quite touching and poignant how she may have had to keep her remembrance of her mother a secret.
Victorian era post-mortem standing device