Our Vintage Brass and Stainless Russian Alarm Bell is a genuine piece of maritime history that has been utilized to alert crew members of potential hazards during voyages. This particular vintage alarm bell features a small faceplate with Russian characters. The housing is made of stainless, while the bell is solid. The overall condition is good, with some surface wear from actual use on a vessel.
These bells were positioned throughout the ship, adhering to universal maritime standards, and were equipped with a range of alarm signals. For example, a general alarm would consist of seven short alarm rings, followed by one long ring, while a fire alarm would trigger continuous ringing.
*While the working condition of the bell is not verified, it is sure to be a great addition to any collection or vintage décor. Some customers have reported to us that they were able to restore it to ring again. It is a stunning piece that is sure to be a conversation starter and a real focal point in your home.*
Bell Diameter: 5″
Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Mounting Arms: 4