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US Navy WW I Bell Haze Grey & Green Patina

This Fine Bell Has Been Sold.
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VERY RARE WW II U.S. NAVY
FOREDECK BELL
UNUSUAL HAZE GREY & GREEN PATINA

Front of unusual US Navy WW I bell with rich haze grey and green patina image

 

FROM THE COLLECTION OF A RETIRED USMC OFFICER

Presented is as interesting a Naval bell as you will ever see. Based on its design, we date it to around the time of World War One (WW I).  There is no record of where it was used, but it was acquired by a retired US Marine Corps officer who collects militaria. The surface of the bell has acquired a rich patina in varying shades of haze grey and green that cannot be duplicated. It's surface shows some residue of machine oil and grease in places that add to its overall appearance. The inverted vertical "J"  bracket allows them only to be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells.

Leftside of Navy hase grey and green bell image
Rightside of haze grey and green Navy bell image
Top: Left side of bell     Bottom: Right side of bell

 

AUTHENTICITY: The bell has been mounted on a hard wood base for display and a proper white macramé bell rope of the period has been added. It comes complete with all its original parts which include the clapper and special one piece combined nut and washer. Many of the Navy bells that have survived are missing these unique parts. The inside of the bell shows numerous clapper strikes around its circumference showing it was used at sea.

HARD TO FIND: U.S. Navy bells of this unique design with USN have become very scarce, and are almost impossible to find now adays because military bells during the 1950's came to be marked US.

SPECIAL NAVY FORMULA BELL METAL: The tone of an authentic Navy bell, made using a special "bell metal" formula, is not easily forgotten. It has a strong resonance and vibration that rings sharp and clear with a distinctive sound. Do not expect cheap imitations or foreign imports to have this special characteristic ringing because "bell metal" is a specially formulated bronze alloy, unique to the Navy for their specialized use.

IN ALL OUR YEARS OF SELLING BELLS, THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND WE'VE SEEN WITH THIS UNUSUAL PATINATION
Back view of bell ahowing it hangs straight image
The bell from the rear
 
 
Navy bell's special one piece nut and washer image
Two screws hold the bracket to the base image
Special Navy one piece nut & washer shown over the base of the bracket
 
 
 
 DIMENSIONS:

BELL:

Diameter at crown 5"

Diameter at mouth 9 1/2" Height to crown 6 1/2" Height overall 9"

WOOD STAND: 16" L x 12" W x 5/8" T      Weight: 30 pounds

CONDITION: The inside of the bell shows flattening where the clapper hit the edge showing this bell has served at sea. There are few if any foundry casting imperfections on the bell. The bell stands straight. There is a single screw on the flange of the bracket holding the bell on its base. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.

This unique and rare US Navy bell will make a wonderful gift, presentation piece or for a collection that includes only the finest. The stand makes it ideal for display!

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