This Korea and Vietnam era Navy bell comes with the wall mount.Our proprietary desk mount bracket and stand will be at a nominal additional cost.
showing clapper out of bell
View of inside bell
Presented is a post WW II U S Navy Foredeck or Anchor bell that comes with a steel wall mount. The shape and the raised letters of this bell make it most likely from the Vietnam era, and worthy of inclusion in any US Military collection. The classic tapered neck on top of the bell is not present on this bell, but a brass sleeve enclosing the clappers screw insert adapts this bell for both the wall and stand mount. A proper tan macramé bell rope of the period is attached. Although the bell comes with a wall mount, we are showing it mounted for desk display on one of our proprietary brushed aluminum and wood stands, which is available to the buyer at an additional cost.
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.
right side view
left side view
Although the bell comes with a wall mount, we are showing it mounted for desk display on one of our proprietary brushed aluminum and wood stands, which is available to the buyer at an additional cost.
Diameter of crown 5″
Diameter of mouth 9 1/2″ Height to crown 7″
Steel Wall Bracket:” 7 1/2″
Weight: 2 Lbs., 4oz.
Wood Stand with Brushed Aluminum Bracket: Stand: 14 x 11, Height on stand 18″
Total Weight: 26 Lbs.
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. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration signifies it is a mil-spec bell.
This fine and rare US Navy bell is a great find for a gift, presentation piece or for a collection that includes only the finest. The optional wood and aluminum stand make it ideal for desk top display.