All Original
WW II US Navy
Anchor Bell Mint

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FOREDECK – ANCHOR BELL

Complete with all Original Parts

Polished & Lacquered Bell
Metal



Presented
is a World War Two (WW II) “Foredeck” bell which has all its
original parts including the rarely found “shoe”, original clapper and bracket
and one piece nut and washer. It comes complete with a dark oval wood base and a
fancy macramé bell rope at no additional charge.
 
It
is unusual for a bell of this type to have survived the years with all
these parts present:
  • Clapper
  • Mounting Shoe
  • Special
    one piece washer and nut

NOW
HARD
TO FIND:
U.S. Navy bells of
this unique design are becoming very scarce, and those with
all their original parts are scarcer still.
The vertical inverted “J” bracket requires
that they be mounted on a pedestal or deck, hence they are known as anchor or
foredeck bells.

PROVENANCE:The
bell was owned by a Navy Veteran for
the last 33 years who always displayed it with pride. Now that he is retired, he
is down sizing and simplifying his life style. Over the last few years, Navy
Bells have become very scarce so we were delighted to have him contact
us.


 
                                      
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Left front view
                              
3/4
Right rear view
 

NAVY BELLS RING WITH
DISTINCTION:
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.

 

        
Looking at rear of bracket and
shoe

DIMENSIONS:


BELL:
Diameter at crown 5
1/2″
Diameter at mouth 9
1/2″ Height to crown 6 1/2″ Height
overall 16 1/2″
 
OVAL WOOD STAND: 16” L x 11 3/4″
D x 3/4″ T  Weight: a heavy
35 pounds
 
CONDITION: Newly
polished and lacquered.  The bracket has a rough surface. The bell ring sharp
and clear which resonates and makes a strong vibration.


                   Large bronze deck shoe
                         
Special one piece nut and
washer


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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