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WW II U.S. NAVY
FOREDECK - ANCHOR BELL
Complete with all Original Parts

Polished & Lacquered Bell Metal


Presented
is a World War Two (WW II) "Foredeck" bell which has all its original parts including the rarely found "shoe", original clapper and bracket and one piece nut and washer. It comes complete with a dark oval wood base and a fancy macramé bell rope at no additional charge.
 
It is unusual for a bell of this type to have survived the years with all these parts present:
  • Clapper
  • Mounting Shoe
  • Special one piece washer and nut

NOW HARD TO FIND: U.S. Navy bells of this unique design are becoming very scarce, and those with all their original parts are scarcer still. The vertical inverted “J” bracket requires that they be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells.

PROVENANCE:The bell was owned by a Navy Veteran for the last 33 years who always displayed it with pride. Now that he is retired, he is down sizing and simplifying his life style. Over the last few years, Navy Bells have become very scarce so we were delighted to have him contact us.


 
                                       3/4 Left front view
                               3/4 Right rear view
 
NAVY BELLS RING WITH DISTINCTION:There is nothing comparable to the sound of a Navy bell. The use of a special "bell metal" formula produces a clear, sharp ring and sets up a strong reverberation that has a strong resonance that once heard will never be forgotten. Cheap imitations can never achieve this distinctive ring because "bell metal" is a specially formulated bronze alloy, unique to the Navy for this highly specialized use.
 
         Looking at rear of bracket and shoe
DIMENSIONS:

BELL:
Diameter at crown 5 1/2"
Diameter at mouth 9 1/2" Height to crown 6 1/2" Height overall 16 1/2"
 
OVAL WOOD STAND: 16" L x 11 3/4" D x 3/4" T  Weight: a heavy 35 pounds
 
CONDITION: Newly polished and lacquered.  The bracket has a rough surface. The bell ring sharp and clear which resonates and makes a strong vibration.

                   Large bronze deck shoe
                          Special one piece nut and washer
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!

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