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US Navy Bell Pre WW II with History
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RARE WW II
FOREDECK/ ANCHOR BELL
FROM THE COLLECTION OF A NAVY JUNIOR
Based on the “ridged” design and the “USN” designation, we date the bell to World War II, or possibly earlier. The original inverted vertical "J" bracket allows them only to be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are referred to as anchor or foredeck bells.
Top: Left side of bell Bottom: Right side of bell
AUTHENTICITY: The bell has been mounted on a rectangular hard wood base for display and a proper three strand bell rope with Turks heads of the period has been added. It comes complete with all its original parts which include the “J” bracket, mil-spec clapper and special one piece combined nut and washer. Many of the Navy bells that have survived are missing these unique parts.
HARD TO FIND: U.S.
Navy bells of this unique design with USN have become very scarce, and are almost impossible to find. After 1950, the military bells were marked "US", and the “N” was dropped.
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.
The bell from the rear showing a slight curve
|base of bell fixed to wood
Diameter at crown 5" Diameter at mouth 10" Height to crown 6 3/4"
Height overall 16 1/2"
WOOD STAND: 14 1/2" L x 11 1/4" W x 1" T Weight: 31 pounds
The bell is in outstanding condition. The “J” bracket shows some wear with a slight notch on the back near the bottom. The bell has been polished and lacquered for dramatic display. It has an 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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