U.S. NAVY
Anchor Bell
Smaller Presentation Size

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Presented is a “Foredeck” bell with all the design characteristics
of a “mill-spec” U.S. Navy bell, but it is slightly smaller in size and weight and has no branch of service markings.
The clapper is of the proper military design, and is fitted with a fancy ropework bell rope. The bell was recently polished
and lacquered, and comes mounted on a custom stand suitable for presentation.

Bells of this unique Navy design are
very rare, and we have not seen one of this size before. Their vertical bracket allows them to only be mounted on a pedestal
or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells. The bell and its bracket are mounted on a custom made knotty Pine
stand which makes a dramatic display.

The tone of a proper Navy bell is exceptional with a strong resonance that once
heard will never be forgotten. Do not expect cheap imitations to have this distinctive ring because “bell metal” is a specially
formulated bronze alloy for this highly specialized use.

Front view
From the left rear
Right side view

The dents show that this bell was used at
sea

 
DIMENSIONS:

BELL:
Diameter at crown 4 1/2″ (1 1/2“ less)
Diameter at mouth 9 1/2″ (1/2” Less) Height bracket 16″

STAND:
17″ L x 9 1/4″ W x 1 3/4″ H Overall Height 17 3/4″
Weight: 23 1/2 pounds
(about 7 lbs less)

CONDITION:
Good condition, but showing the marks
of age of using the clapper on the outside of the bell to sound it. Polished and lacquered some time in the past. The steel
nut and washer holding the bell to the bracket are a replacement. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.
Buy this very special ship’s Navy bell Now! What a
great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual.
The stand makes it ideal for display or as a presentation!
UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely
satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within five days of receipt in its original condition
and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for
the return. A refund will be made for the cost of shipping 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, 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.

SHIPPING & PACKING:
The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated after the auction and is an
additional charge. You may email us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be
reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check,
money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. No checks from overseas buyers, no credit
cards or PayPal accepted on this item.

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This Fine Bell Has Been Sold. Thank You!

 

MAJESTIC U.S. NAVY ANCHOR ~ FOREDECK BELL Ca 1913

Presented is a very early “Foredeck” bell
with its original clapper that dates from World War One or earlier. The distinctive bands at the top and bottom identify the
period in which the bell was cast. The molded in place USN marks it as an original and not an engraved copy. Bells of this
unique design are very rare. Their vertical bracket allows them to only be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known
as anchor or foredeck bells. The bell and its bracket are mounted on a custom made Brazilian Mahogany stand for as a dramatic
display. The tone of a proper Navy bell is exceptional with a strong resonance that once heard will never be forgotten. Do
not expect cheap imitations to have this distinctive ring because “bell metal” is a specially formulated bronze alloy for
this highly specialized use.

                        
Front view
                  
Inside and original clapper
                         
Top view
                
From the back

DIMENSIONS:
BELL:
Diameter at crown 6″
Diameter at mouth 9 1/2″ Height 12″
STAND:
18″ L x 13 3/4″ D x 1″ H Overall Height 16″ Weight: 32 pounds
 
CONDITION: Excellent. Recently polished
and lacquered. Some minor carbon residue in one area and some small age marks, and subtle stains, but nothing which is a distraction.
The nut holding the bell to the bracket is a U.S. Navy design, but is not original to this bell. Outstanding resonate
ring and strong vibration.
Buy this very special ship’s Navy bell Now! What a
great find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual.
The stand makes it ideal for display or as a
presentation!
 

UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied
with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging.
Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately,
no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we`are at fault.

International buyers welcome,
but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England,
France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway,
Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

SHIPPING & PACKING:
The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated after the auction and is an
additional charge. You may email us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be
reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

Copyright 2006 by Land And Sea Collection, All Rights Reserved

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This Fine Bell Has Been Sold. Thank You!

 

VERY RARE U.S. NAVY ANCHOR ~ FOREDECK BELL Ca 1937

Presented is a very rare “Foredeck” which
is also known as an anchor bell that is in absolutely perfect condition, and made out of the finest of “bell metal”. The bell
with its original clapper, dates from shortly before World War II or earlier. The lack of bands at the top and bottom
identify the period in which the bell was cast. The molded in place USN marks it as an original and not an engraved copy.
Bells of this smooth sided design with a vertical bracket are very rare, and this is the first example that we have seen.
 
One of our customers, a retired Navy captain, who is
an expert on such things says, “Now this is a unique bell — I have not seen a smooth side WWII type bell with a mount
before — my guess is that this is a late 1930’s bell — just before WWII.”
 
The vertical bracket allows them to only be mounted on a
pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck bells. The bell and its bracket are mounted on a custom made
Brazilian Mahogany stand for use as a dramatic display. The tone of a proper Navy bell is exceptional with a strong resonance
that once heard will never be forgotten. Do not expect cheap imitations to have this distinctive ring because “bell metal”
is a specially formulated bronze alloy made for this highly specialized use.

    Finely machined inside and original clapper
                           
Front view
                               
Top view
                         
From the back

DIMENSIONS:
BELL:
Diameter at crown 5 1/2″
Diameter at mouth 11″ Height 12″
STAND:
18″ L x 13 3/4″ D x 1″ H Overall Height 16″ Weight: 38 pounds
CONDITION: Excellent. Recently polished
and lacquered. NO imperfections or age marks. Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration.
Buy this very rare ship’s Navy bell Now! What a great
find for that special collection that includes only the finest and most unusual.
The stand makes it ideal for display or as a presentation!
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Shipping & Packaging

The cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated point to point and is an additional charge. You may email us to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.

Our Unconditional 'No Nonsense' Guarantee

If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are refundable if due to our error within the continental United States.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have satisfied customers worldwide.

Standard Forms of Payment

Bank wire transfer, cashier’s check, money order, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared. Our prices are quoted net to us so that the use of credit cards or PayPal incur extra charges. Terms on overseas sales are different.

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