Current price $45.00
Listing type Chinese
Location San Juan Capistrano, California 926** US
Quantity sold 0
Quantity available 1
Seller capobay (3960)
Seller rating 100% positive feedback
This antique Ship's Bell is VERY HANDSOME- A HEAVY bronze construction, nicely plated. Quite certain that it was made by Perko, though it doesn't have their stamp (Not unusual. I've seen this exact bell with Perkins Marine markings, and it is illustrated in their old catalogs). There are many photos showing it's details and condition.
This is a scarce size of ships bell.
This bell is quite heavy, much weightier than bells made in recent decades. The TONE OF THIS BELL IS UNLIKE ANYTHING MADE TODAY- Almost like a Musical Instrument, with a PENETRATING ring note that REVERBERATES ON AND ON. I wouldn't be surprised if the Bronze Alloy had been "sweetened" by the foundrymen throwing in their Silver pocket change (Those were the days!) into be mix, as was occasionally done to improve the tone of bells that were being cast.
Mouth of bell measures 4 5/8" across, and the bell stands about 3 3/4"" tall. It will project about 5 1/8" from wall or bulkhead when mounted. Quite heavy. It shows very light shipboard use, and retains almost all of its original plating. Clapper has eyes for a straight or remote pull.
A great bell for use on a vintage vessel, or a Nautical Den or Cabin. A nice old ship's bell with a haunting and beautiful ring note, offered with a very fair and............Low Starting Bid.
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