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AMERICAN SHIPS VINTAGE BELL TUG F.M. WHITAKER 1937

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This Fine Bell Has Been Sold. Thank You!
 
AMERICAN MADE BELL FROM HARBOR TUG F.M. WHITAKER 1937
 
PRESENTED is a bell from an American ship which makes it very rare. Built by the famous Newport News Shipbuilding Company in 1937 as Hull No. 366, the F.M. Whitaker was 109 feet long and for most of her career was owned by the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail Road, and operated in the Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport New, Virginal waterfront. Later she was sold and renamed the Gladys B, and documented by the U.S. Coast Guard number,
236798.

The bell has a dark brown patina with blue, green overtones on the outside and gilded lettering which gives it a rustic look. On the inside, it is finished in gold which was the original outside plating. The bracket  is of very heavy gauge bronze.

This is the real McCoy with a nicely sculptured shape, good wall thickness, sharp even engraved markings and clapper marks on the inside of the rim. It has a sharp solid ring to it with a vibrating, resonating sound of a much larger bell.

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                                   Side view
                             Top view
                               Interior    

DIMENSIONS-BELL: 3 1/2" Crown, 6" Height, 8" Mouth

BRACKET: 6" L x 4" W x 3/8" T
Weight a heavy for its size 15 Lbs.

CONDITION: This is a handsome bell in excellent condition without any dings or casting imperfections. The clapper is a bronze ball with a fancy rope (not pictured) attached. Its sound is clear and sharp with a intense vibrating resonance.

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 unless we are at fault.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, 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 is an additional charge. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

Buy this very special American made bell Now! What a great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual.

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