It’s old. It’s gnarly. It came from the estate of Lillian Martha Bull, a wealthy socialite who developed an obsession with death after her husband died from cholera aged just 42. Inside, it was found to contain some old photographs and a s@fety coffin be11.
Cholera victims often lapsed into deep comas prior to death. So deep in fact that Victorian physicians had come to question when an individual had actually died.
Being buried alive became a huge fear among Victorian society and, as a result, they often buried their dead in a s@fety coffin with a pull cord inside attached to a be11 above ground and assigned a deathwatch.
Lillian’s obsession grew and those around her were instructed that should she also succumb to illness, a coffin be11 was to be employed. She believed the use of such a be11 would guarantee instant release from premature confinement. Unfortunately for Lillian, this would prove not to be the case.
It’s rumoured that this is the actual be11 that was used and that it possesses a strange and unexplained link with its owner. The performer is unable to explain the link between Lillian and the be11 but remains convinced that unprecedented and traumatic events could cause certain energies to reside within seemingly inanimate objects. At least that’s their theory, for now.
Deathwatch is a complete accessory kit and routine for the Ces@ral Spirit be11. The backstory and hand-aged photographs illustrate perfectly the fear among Victorian society of being buried alive. Use wisely.
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The box is manufactured using heavily antiqued, solid brass fittings and then carefully hand aged to perfection using a six-stage process. The photographs are replicas of carte de viste photographs and have been hand aged to resemble artefacts of the era.
The old cloth wrap adds to the drama with a macabre sense of decay. The hemp twine, as well as looking aesthetically correct, prevents your precious bell from being dropped by more nervous audience members.
The Deathwatch box and stand kit include the following:
- Hand-aged box (the perfect size for the be11)
- Stand for the be11 (fits in the box)
- Six hand-aged carte de viste photographs (one with special back)
- Diagram showing how the be11 was used
- Cloth wrap for be11
- Length of hemp twine with slipknots at either end
- Basic routine (to get you started)
- Dark Artefacts tag of authenticity
The Deathwatch box only kit does not include the stand. The stand and diagram can be purchased separately and will fit inside existing Deathwatch boxes.
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