Naval – Military
Ships Foredeck Bell
Vietnam Era

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Presented is a post WW II
military bell that is mounted to a classic WW II inverted “J” foredeck
bracket. The bracket is brass plated aluminum that was cast by J.M.
Loeffler of Philadelphia, a Vietnam era contractor. The shape and the
raised letters make this bell distinctive and worthy of inclusion in any
US Military collection. It has been mounted on a custom made hard wood
stand for display, and a proper white macramé bell rope of the period is
attached. It comes complete with all its original parts which sets it
apart from other bells of this genre. These
include:

  • Clapper
  • Bell
  • Vietnam Era brass plated aluminum
    bracket

HARD TO
FIND:
U.S. Navy bells a

re becoming near impossible to find, and increasingly difficult to keep
in stock. The vertical bracket allows them only to be mounted on a
pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or foredeck
bells.

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.

THIS BELL HAS BEEN RECENTLY POLISHED AND
LACQUERED FOR  

YOUR LASTING ENJOYMENT


    3/4 right front side
    view

    3/4 left rear side
    view

    Side view of this classy
    bell

    DIMENSIONS:


    BELL:
    Diameter of crown
    5 1/2″
    Diameter of mouth
    10″ Height to crown 6″ Neck add 3 1/2″ Height on stand 17″
    WOOD
    STAND:
    17
    ” L x 9″ W x 2 1/2 H
    Total Weight: 26 !/2 pounds

    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. There
    casting roughness surrounding the letters, but most of the bell is
    smooth and free of imperfections. The bracket was cast by J.M. Loeffler
    of Philadelphia, a Vietnam era contractor, and is brass plated aluminum.
    Outstanding resonate ring and strong vibration signifies it is a
    mil-spec bell.

    View of back of
    bracket

    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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