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  • Tanja Bentsdatter ღ

    The Bateson Life Revival Device. A rope wrapped around the deceased’s wrist made for a worry-free burial. One tug on the rope and the iron bell securely mounted in a miniature bell tower onto the lid of the coffin sounded the alarm.

  • Janet's Creative Cottage

    This is creepy info from the Victorian era. 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.

  • Cassie Fitzwater

    During the Victorian period, there was concern over the possibility of people accidentally being buried alive. Safety coffins of the Victorian period came equipped with an extensive bell system which theoretically a person could ring if they woke up six feet under. Sometimes Gravediggers were paid to keep watch over the graves and listen in case the bells rang.The saying "Saved by the Bell" was derived from this practice.

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