Re: Re: Bell from SS Commodore
This bell looks like it was nickel plated bronze. I have a modern bell that is almost exactly like it without the plating and was made by Blake Valleau of MI in the 1970s. It was sold as a Yacht Bell. This bell certainly could have been from a filibuster boat. There were numerous foundries in Philadelphia that could have cast this bell. Many shipyards that had bronze foundries (propellers and ships fittings) cast these small bells for their boats. They often were cast of “Admiralty Bronze” rather than “Bell Metal”.
Harry Long, MD