This item is a polished vintage aluminum and brass lifeboat alarm bell. Alarms are installed all over ship to notify the crew about various dangerous situations that could arise while out on the sea. 7 short alarm rings followed by 1 long alarm ring signals a general alarm while continuous ringing signals a fire alarm. There are several other alarm sounds that signify different emergencies, these are standard practice across the international maritime industry.
It measures about 15 inches tall with the brass bell being 7 inches in diameter. The lower aluminum housing has three mounting legs. This alarm bell weighs about 9 pounds.
The working condition of this alarm bell has not been tested by us at Big Ship Salvage, however, we have had customers report to us that they’ve successfully restored these to ring once again.
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