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This Great Bell Has Been
VERY RARE U.S.
NAVY FOREDECK BELL Ca 1905
similar to the bell we sold to the U.S. Military Command HQ in Thailand last year
Presented is a very early and exceptionally heavy
Navy "Foredeck" bell. The two ribbed bands at the top of the bell and the two bands at the mouth circumscribing
the crown dates it from the Turn of the 20th Century. It has been mounted on a hard wood stand for display and a proper
white macramé bell rope of the period is attached. It comes complete with all its original parts which sets it a
part from other bells of this genre.
- Mounting Shoe
- Special one piece brass nut
It is unusual for a bell of this type to have survived the years with all these parts present.
HARD TO FIND:U.S. Navy bells of this unique design
are becoming very scarce, and those this early are scarcer still. The vertical bracket allows them only to be mounted
on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells.
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 to have this special characteristic ringing because "bell metal" is a specially formulated bronze
alloy, unique to the Navy for their specialized use.
THIS BELL HAS BEEN RECENTLY POLISHED
AND LACQUERED FOR
YOUR LASTING ENJOYMENT
front side view
Side view of this magnificent bell
one piece nut and washer
Diameter at crown 5"
Diameter at mouth 10"
Height to crown 17" Height overall 16 1/2"
WOOD STAND: 16" L x 12" W
x 5/8" T Weight: 36 pounds
CONDITION: Its inside shows the marks of the
original clapper hitting the edge and flattening it which indicates that this bell has served at sea. There are two
dark foundry casting imperfections on the bell's front near the mouth and a few on the bracket which seems
to be common to these early bells. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.
Smaller of foundry imperfection
and down view of back of bracket
This outstanding and rare US Navy bell is a great find for a gift,
presentation piece or for a collection that includes only the finest. The stand makes it ideal for display!
NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within five days of receipt
in its original packaging if without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization
from us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer within the continental United States if an
error is due to our fault.
& INSURED PACKING by FedEx Ground to the 48 contiguous States, $60.00
International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands,
Canada, Chile, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany,
Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia,
Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United
Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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