Recently salvaged  is this vintage brass and polished aluminum lifeboat alarm bell.  It measures about 15 inches tall with the brass bell being 7 inches in diameter.  The lower aluminum housing has three mounting legs that will require a mounting surface about 4 inches wide and about 8 inches tall.  This lifeboat alarm bell weighs about 9 pounds.

This type of lifeboat alarm bell actually would have been on the ship – when the alarm sounded you were to head to the nearest lifeboat, as there may be a fire onboard.

For those of you that want know how it works, I have included a close up shot with the lower housing cover removed.  First, notice how clean the mechanical parts are. We never cleaned this section of the lifeboat alarm bell.  As you can also see, no wiring instructions or wiring diagrams were found.  I have had many alarm bells like this and they are Russian made and normally operate on 24 volts DC.  I could be wrong about the DC part, but 100% sure on the 24 volts.  Based on a quick visual inspection, I can't see why this lifeboat alarm bell would not work if it had the correct power, but the working condition has not been verified.

Several pieces of this lifeboat alarm bell in stock.  You will be shipped one that looks like the one shown in the photos.