I burn ramen noodles.
So getting a call from these guys was a surprise to say the least.
But then it made sense, because all that they really wanted was my point of view on “Making a case for bringing back the dinner bell”
(something that i can’t burn)
Here’s the scoop on our own Wandawega Camp Store dinnerbell:
“Classically functional, dinner bell Triangle. When dinner was ready at the messhall, an iron dinner bell was rung to call in the campers from their work in the fields and barn. This was the most popular style bell for decades in the late 1800s and early 1900 largely due to the clear distinctive sound that long distances. Hand forged by a St. Louis blacksmith from steel. This chuck-wagon dinner bell is made from 3/8″ square stock. The triangle is 1’x 1’ x 1’. Comes with a 11″ ringer that has a nice forged twist in the handle. The handle has a hooked end for handling the bell”
and our take on it:
“Nothing will ever say ‘come and get it’ louder than that clang of an old school dinner bell. Its a staple at Camp Wandawega when calling the campers to gather at the messhall. It has become one of the most nostalgic, iconic sounds of American suppertime.”