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U.S. NAVY ANCHOR - FOREDECK BELL RARE SMALLER PRESENTATION SIZE - UNMARKED

Presented is a "Foredeck" bell with all the design characteristics of a “mill-spec” U.S. Navy bell, but it is slightly smaller in size and weight and has no branch of service markings. The clapper is of the proper military design, and is fitted with a fancy ropework bell rope. The bell was recently polished and lacquered, and comes mounted on a custom stand suitable for presentation.

Bells of this unique Navy design are very rare, and we have not seen one of this size before. Their vertical bracket allows them to only be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells. The bell and its bracket are mounted on a custom made knotty Pine stand which makes a dramatic display.

The tone of a proper Navy bell is exceptional with a strong resonance that once heard will never be forgotten. Do not expect cheap imitations to have this distinctive ring because "bell metal" is a specially formulated bronze alloy for this highly specialized use.
Front view
From the left rear
Right side view
The dents show that this bell was used at sea
 
DIMENSIONS:

BELL:
Diameter at crown 4 1/2" (1 1/2“ less)
Diameter at mouth 9 1/2" (1/2” Less) Height bracket 16"

STAND:
17" L x 9 1/4" W x 1 3/4" H Overall Height 17 3/4"
Weight: 23 1/2 pounds (about 7 lbs less)

CONDITION:
Good condition, but showing the marks of age of using the clapper on the outside of the bell to sound it. Polished and lacquered some time in the past. The steel nut and washer holding the bell to the bracket are a replacement. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.
Buy this very special ship's Navy bell Now! What a great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual. The stand makes it ideal for display or as a presentation!
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This Fine Bell Has Been Sold. Thank You!
 
MAJESTIC U.S. NAVY ANCHOR ~ FOREDECK BELL Ca 1913

Presented is a very early "Foredeck" bell with its original clapper that dates from World War One or earlier. The distinctive bands at the top and bottom identify the period in which the bell was cast. The molded in place USN marks it as an original and not an engraved copy. Bells of this unique design are very rare. Their vertical bracket allows them to only be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells. The bell and its bracket are mounted on a custom made Brazilian Mahogany stand for as a dramatic display. The tone of a proper Navy bell is exceptional with a strong resonance that once heard will never be forgotten. Do not expect cheap imitations to have this distinctive ring because "bell metal" is a specially formulated bronze alloy for this highly specialized use.
                         Front view
                   Inside and original clapper
                          Top view
                 From the back
DIMENSIONS:
BELL:
Diameter at crown 6"
Diameter at mouth 9 1/2" Height 12"
STAND:
18" L x 13 3/4" D x 1" H Overall Height 16" Weight: 32 pounds
 
CONDITION: Excellent. Recently polished and lacquered. Some minor carbon residue in one area and some small age marks, and subtle stains, but nothing which is a distraction. The nut holding the bell to the bracket is a U.S. Navy design, but is not original to this bell. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.
Buy this very special ship's Navy bell Now! What a great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual.
The stand makes it ideal for display or as a presentation! 
UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we`are at fault.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

SHIPPING & PACKING: The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated after the auction and is an additional charge. You may email us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

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This Fine Bell Has Been Sold. Thank You!
 
VERY RARE U.S. NAVY ANCHOR ~ FOREDECK BELL Ca 1937

Presented is a very rare "Foredeck" which is also known as an anchor bell that is in absolutely perfect condition, and made out of the finest of "bell metal". The bell with its original clapper, dates from shortly before World War II or earlier. The lack of bands at the top and bottom identify the period in which the bell was cast. The molded in place USN marks it as an original and not an engraved copy. Bells of this smooth sided design with a vertical bracket are very rare, and this is the first example that we have seen.
 
One of our customers, a retired Navy captain, who is an expert on such things says, "Now this is a unique bell -- I have not seen a smooth side WWII type bell with a mount before -- my guess is that this is a late 1930's bell -- just before WWII."
 
The vertical bracket allows them to only be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells. The bell and its bracket are mounted on a custom made Brazilian Mahogany stand for use as a dramatic display. The tone of a proper Navy bell is exceptional with a strong resonance that once heard will never be forgotten. Do not expect cheap imitations to have this distinctive ring because "bell metal" is a specially formulated bronze alloy made for this highly specialized use.
    Finely machined inside and original clapper
                            Front view
                                Top view
                          From the back
DIMENSIONS:
BELL:
Diameter at crown 5 1/2"
Diameter at mouth 11" Height 12"
STAND:
18" L x 13 3/4" D x 1" H Overall Height 16" Weight: 38 pounds
CONDITION: Excellent. Recently polished and lacquered. NO imperfections or age marks. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.
Buy this very rare ship's Navy bell Now! What a great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual.
The stand makes it ideal for display or as a presentation!

OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

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