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Brass Bell 6" Description
Whether used as décor in a nautical themed room or hung outside as a functional bell, this brilliantly polished and lustrously shined brass ship’s bell imparts a distinctive maritime feeling wherever it resides. This solid brass bell sounds as beautiful as it looks, and comes complete with a braided rope striking lanyard. For your satisfaction we offer a 100% money back guarantee, no hassle returns, in-store pickup, and professional packaging and inspections on all shipped items.
- 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
- Quantity Discount of 10% on orders of 20 or more, 15% on orders of 25 or more, and 20% on orders of 50 or more
- Custom Engraving available with quantity purchase
Add a personal touch to your purchase with our custom engraving and photo-etching options.
- Typically minimum order is 100; call for quote
- 30 day minimum lead time
- Detailed acid photo-etching
In 1485, a mention is made of a brass ships bell aboard the British ship Grace Dieu, one of the first written mentions of ships bells being used aboard a sailing vessel. Almost ten years later, twin ships bells were noted aboard the Regent, as their use began to spread throughout Europe. As sailing expanded exponentially, with European countries pushing ever farther into the New World, ships bells took on a variety of responsibilities at sea. Aside from decorative bells, the first bells were perfect for marking the passage of time at sea and were used to indicate the different shifts of the sailors aboard ship. As this was the case, the bells on a ship tolled not according to the hour of the day, but to inform the sailors of the changing shifts.
First developed during the Bronze Age, around 3000 BC, antique bells became an important part of history, used across the globe as signals and beacons for many purposes. The Chinese were the first civilization to make truly well crafted antique bells, though Europeans were not far behind. Used particularly for religious services and to mark the passage of time, Christians used antique bells for their most important announcements and services. In the 1400s, as the European powers of Spain and Italy began to explore the world by sail, the brass ship bell took on an essential roll aboard ships. For both safety and to signal other ships as well as sailors, the large brass bell was implemented, allowing for a deep, resonating ring that could be heard for miles at sea.