Nautical Antiques & Marine Art at Land and Sea Collection™ Dive Helmets, Ship Models, Sextants

Unique WW II US Navy Dark Green Foredeck Bell

Home
About Us ~ Land And Sea Collection™
Distinguished CLIENTS & CORPORATIONS of Land And Sea Collection™
IMPORTANT RECENT SALES by Land And Sea Collection™
CONSIGN with or SELL to Land And Sea Collection™
STORE POLICIES at Land And Sea Collection™ ~ Terms of Sale
PAY HERE - View Cart - Shipping
SITE MAP & Index by Land And Sea Collection™
FEATURED ITEMS from Land And Sea Collection™
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES by Land And Sea Collection™
BIG BOYS' TOYS by Land And Sea Collection™
CLASSIC MOTORBOAT & SAILBOAT MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
RARE MUSEUM OWNED SWORDS by Land And Sea Collection™
AMERICAN SILVER HILT SWORDS SABERS by Land And Sea Collection™
ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE BINNACLE, COMPASS, HELMS & TELEGRAPHS By Land And Sea Collection™
#Antique John Bliss Skylight Binnacle
ANTIQUE DRY CARD COMPASSES by Land And Sea Collection™
#Antique Robert Merrill Sons Boxed Dry Card Dinghy Compass
#Rare Antique Ritchie Twin Cylindrical Beam Boxed Ship's Compass
#NEGUS Polished Brass Tell Tale Compass Large
ANTIQUE FLINTLOCK & PERCUSSION PISTOLS by Land And Sea Collection™
ANTIQUE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS by Land And Sea Collection™
ANTIQUE SEXTANTS, OCTANTS & NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS by Land And Sea Collection™
#C. Plath's Earliest Bronze Frame Sextant
#Troughton & Simms Double Frame Polished Brass Presentation Sextant
#Giant Antique Presentation Octant Gold Gilt Ca 1770
ANTIQUE MARITIME NAVAL SWORDS & CIVIL WAR WEAPONS by Land And Sea Collection™
#M 1852 Horstmann & Son Naval Officers Sword Ca 1860
#Colt M 1861 Navy Cap & Ball Revolver & Slim Jim Holster
#War of 1812 Officer's Eagle Head Sword & Scabbard Simon Helvig and Fils
ANTIQUE SHIPS MARINE NAVIGATION LIGHTS LAMPS & LANTERNS Land And Sea Collection™
#100 Year Old U.S. Navy Polished Brass Navigation Sidelights
AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE NAUTICAL FURNISHINGS & DECOR by Land And Sea Collection™
#American Schooner Yacht Shadowbox - Diorama Ca 1880
#44 Inch Carved American Eagle Artistic Carving Co.
Painting New York State Militia Officer
DIVING HELMETS ANTIQUE and VINTAGE by Land And Sea Collection™
#Poseidon Gold CYKLON Regulator & Presenation Case Mint
WE BUY OLD VINTAGE DIVING HELMETS Land And Sea Collection™
VINTAGE DIVE KNIVES, DIVE PUMPS & DIVE GEAR by Land And Sea Collection™
ANTIQUE VINTAGE SIGNAL SALUTE & SHIPS CANNONS by Land And Sea Collection™
#Royal Horse Artillery 6 Pound Miniature Sterling Presentation Field Cannon
#Revolutionary War 6 Pound Field Signal Cannon Miniature
AUTHENTIC SHIPS FIGUREHEADS at Land And Sea Collection™
ANTIQUE & VINTAGE BOAT & SHIP MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
#Fine Handcrafted Famous American Clipper Ship Cased Model
#Antique Diorama of Sailing Ship ALBUS Michael Gregory Captain
#Four Masted Bark Vintage Sailor-made Model Massive Ca 1920
VINTAGE RADIO CONTROL MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
UNDERSTANDING HALF HULL MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
ANTIQUE BUILDER'S HALF HULL MODELS Page Two by Land And Sea Collection™
#Royal Yacht Squadron Tatania Half Model Ca 1850
#Large American Pilot Boat Half Model Ca 1860
ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE HALF HULL BOAT MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
#NOAA Tank Test Submarine Support Ship Half Hull Model
MINIATURE VINTAGE MODEL SHIPS by Land And Sea Collection™
MILITARY, NAVAL KNIVES, DAGGERS, DIRKS by Land And Sea Collection™
CIVIL WAR & WARD LINES SHIP CAPTAIN'S ARCHIVE by Land And Sea Collection™
US NAVY - ROYAL NAVY ARTIFACTS & RELICS by Land And Sea Collection™
#Blueprint Sloop of War USS Wasp Ca 1806
#Early China Export Trade Silver Bosun's Pipe - Call
#Watercolor Painting of HMS Victory 1737
#Watercolor Painting of Royal Navy 38 Gun Frigate Class of 1793 Signed
Battleship USS North Carolina BB 55 Vintage Model
AUTHENTIC ROYAL NAVY UNIFORMS and MEDALS by Land And Sea Collection™
VINTAGE AIRPLANE MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
#JUNKERS JU 52 "Iron Annie" Airplane Model Larger Size
NEW SEXTANTS - ASTRA III B DELUXE by Land And Sea Collection™
USED SEXTANTS PREMIUM BRANDS by Land And Sea Collection™
#Presenation Quality 3 Ring Sextant Capt. P.V.H. Weems Provenance
#Latest C. Plath "Traditional" Model Sextant Mint
FINE MARINE ART, MARINE PAINTINGS & FOLK ART by Land And Sea Collection™
#A Trio of Sailors at the Ship's Rail Oil on Canvas
#GRAND TURK of Salem, 1815 Watercolor Painting as in Peabody Museum
#Royal Navy Midshipman in the Rigging - Watercolor Ca 1785
#Antique John Bellamy Style Carved American Eagle
Artistic Carving Co. American Eagle
#Ward Line Ship Portrait USS NIAGARA Fredrick S. Cozzens Original Watercolor 1888
#Antique Shipbuilder's Colored Advertising Ship Drawing
MILITARY HEAD GEAR COVERS & HATS by Land And Sea Collection™
AUTHENTIC VINTAGE U.S. NAVY & SHIPS BELLS by Land And Sea Collection™
What There Is To Know About US Navy Bells
#US Vietnam Era Navy Bell & Later Aluminum Bracket
RADIO ROOM CLOCKS - by Land And Sea Collection™
VINTAGE NAVY & MARITIME SHIPS CLOCKS by Land And Sea Collection™, Chelsea, Seth Thomas
#Hamilton 22 Gimbaled Deck Clock & Case
#Seth Thomas WW II US Navy Deck Clock No. 1
#Vintage Chelsea Ship's Bell Clock Hinged Bezel 5 Stars
SHIPS LIGHTING LANTERNS NAVIGATION LAMPS BRASS by Land And Sea Collection™
Perkins Marine Combination Navigation Lamp
ABOUT OUR MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
HALF HULL MODELS by Land And Sea Collection™
CONTEMPORARY NAUTICAL ART, MARINE PAINTINGS OF CLASSIC SEASCAPES by Land And Sea Collection™
WOOLWORKS BRITISH WOOLIES by Land And Sea Collection™
#Woolie of Sail Assisted Four Masted British Steamship Sailor Made Wool Work
ARCHIVES of Land And Sea Collection™ raytest
LINKS

To view our current inventory of antique and vintage Navy and other ships bells, click here!

This Very Interesting Bell Has Been Sold. Thank you!
VERY RARE WW II U.S. NAVY FOREDECK BELL

From the Family of a WW II US Naval Aviator since 1945

Presented is as interesting a Naval bell as you will ever see. It has a sixty seven year old patina in vary shades of Green that make an unusual and dramatic appearance that can not be duplicated. It also has its original mounting shoe which adds to its completeness and its authenticity. It has been mounted on a hard wood stand for display and a proper white macramé bell rope of the period is included. It comes complete with all its original parts which sets it a part from other bells that have survived, but are missing them such as:

  • Original Clapper
  • Original Mounting Shoe
  • Original special one piece brass nut

CRACK AT NECK: It is unusual for a bell of this type to have survived the years with all these parts present. And in this case, there is an untold story in how the clapper's shaft became twisted which may have been the cause of a crack in the neck of the inverted "J" bracket. We considered having the crack brazed, but then the very special patina would be lost so we tested the strength of the bracket at its neck and feel the crack is stable and that the bell will not fall off. In the highly unlikely chance it does, we will have it fixed, replaced with a like bell, or issue a refund. The price has been reduced $400.00 to take this into account.

HARD TO FIND:U.S. Navy bells of
this unique design are becoming very scarce, and those of this era 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.

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 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 THE FIRST WE'VE SEEN WITH THIS UNUSUAL PATINATION
      3/4 right front side view
      3/4 left rear side view
      Side view of this magnificent bell
      Bronze deck shoe
      Crack at neck and one piece nut and washer
      DIMENSIONS:

      BELL:
      Diameter at crown 6"
      Diameter at mouth 9 1/2" Height to crown 17" Height overall 17"
      WOOD STAND: 16" L x 12" W x 5/8" T Weight: 34 1/2 pounds

      CONDITION: The bracket has a crack at the neck as discussed above which we feel is stable. The inside of the bell shows flattening where the clapper hit the edge showing this bell has served at sea. There few if any foundry casting imperfections on the bell. The shaft of the clapper is twisted from some unknown occurrence likely due to the same reason the crack occurred. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.

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

      SHIPPING & INSURED PACKING by FedEx Ground to the 48 contiguous States, $60.00

      OUR UNCONDITIONAL 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.

      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.

      ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. Our prices are quoted net to seller, but credit cards may be accepted through PayPal for verified members by special arrangement.

                                        Copyright 2013 by Land And Sea Collection™. All Rights Reserved.