Polished & Lacquered Bell
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:
- Mounting Shoe
one piece washer and nut
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
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
Left front view
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.
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 poundsCONDITION: Newly
polished and lacquered. The bracket has a rough surface. The bell ring sharp
and clear which resonates and makes a strong vibration.
This outstanding and
rare US Navy bell is a great find for a gift, presentation piece or forThe stand makes it
a collection that includes only the finest.