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Brass Navy Bell 10"
This authentic-looking ship’s bell, with its graceful and classically curving shape accentuated by subtle pinstripes, appears to have come straight from the decks of an actual Navy vessel. Polished to a lustrous shine and featuring a braided rope striking lanyard, whether mounted as part of an interior room’s décor or residing outside for actual use, this fully functional bell imparts a patriotic nautical tone.
- U.S. Navy engraved on face of bell
- Solid Brass cast bell
- Highly Polished to a lustrous shine
- Braided Rope striking lanyard
- Easily Mounted in any location
- Full Rich Tone of this functional bell
- Custom Engraving available with quantity purchase
Aboard sailing vessels, one of the essential duties of a ship’s boy was to watch over the small brass bells and operate them by following a set of half-hour glasses, marking the time for the crew. With a set of eight small brass bells, the ship’s boy in charge of the hour glasses would strike a series of tones to mark shifts and the general time of day. Since this was not an exact science, noon was not marked by the hour glasses, but by the ship’s captain taking the reading of the sun depending on where the ship was in the world. These nautical bells became an essential part of sailing, as they marked and regulated the activities of the person at helm, aided in navigating by determining approximate distances traveled, and for keeping sailors alert to trimming the sails and keeping lookout. In conjunction with the hour glass, a ship’s small brass bells were the only means of telling time aboard a constantly moving vessel. Each of these ship bells for sale is crafted with this rich history in mind, with authentic detail and symbolic pride.