Authentic Pre WW II US Navy Bell & Stand

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USN ePre WW II foredeck-anchor bell image

This Great Bell Has Been Sold.
Thank you!

PRE WW II Polished &
Lacquered Bell


is an authentic US Navy Anchor bell that was made prior to WW II with the coverted U.S. N. marking.  It comes
with a a inverted aluminum “J” bracket of our own design that has been powder coated, haze gray, and a fancy macramé
bell rope. The display is mounted on an Ebony coated hardwood stand. It has its original clapper and and the special
combined one piece nut and washer which is only found on authentic Navy bells.

U.S. Navy bells of this unique design are now almost impossible to find. The earlier bells with the unique
beads near the top of the crown and the near the mouth date the bell to before WW II. Those marked U.S.N. are scacer

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discovered by us in the Midwest.


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3/4 Left front view
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.
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         Looking at rear of bracket 

Diameter at crown 5″ 
Diameter at mouth 10″ 
Height to crown 6″ Height overall 17 3/4″

16″ L x 12″ D x 3/4″ T         Weight: 24 1/2 pounds

The bells is in very good condition with a few minor irregular imperfections and minor pitting at the top of the crown.
The original bracket, like many others was left with the ship. The inverted, haze gray bracket is made to our design.
The bell has been newly polished and lacquered. The bell rings sharp and clear and resonates making
a strong vibration typical of Navy bells.

This outstanding and
rare US Navy bell is a great find for a gift, presentation piece or for a discriminating collection. The
stand makes it ideal for display!

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