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.
The dents show that this bell was used at
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.
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
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.
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
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.”
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!