October 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm #27312triumphtrideParticipant
People, I’ve owned this bell since the mid 1980’s and can find out nothing about it. Hoping your group can help.
The bell is 21 1/2 inches including the yoke and eagle, weight 35 1/4 lbs, 37 inches around the base
of the bell and 11 1/2 across the mouth. I bought the bell in Marin county, Ca. There is no foundry or
casting mark that I can find. The inscription around the top reads:
Santana Hollywood 1942
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It is a Ship or Boat bell from the mounting (my opinion) with a lovely patina and marvelous sound. Any help would be appreciated.
November 4, 2018 at 10:00 am #27325GarryParticipant
I am sure we will try Curt!
Is it possible to get a photo of the inside as well?
We are looking for the clapper, the clapper attachment, and wear marks on the inside.
Does it hold a strong magnet anywhere?
November 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm #27331triumphtrideParticipant
People, thanks for your interest and comments on my bell. Enclosed are some pics of the inside showing the clapper and mounting arrangement. I have looked for pictures of the ‘Santana’ but have not found any showing any type of bell yet. It does not show any magnetic attraction with a STRONG magnet. The only steel I have seen is the bolt holding the clapper on and the bolt/nut holding the base on.
November 4, 2018 at 10:07 am #27326GarryParticipant
(I don’t want to get your hopes up, but the only ship I can find in reference to the bell inscription is the Santana, Humphrey Bogart’s sloop. It’s about the right age and, of course, he could very well have “Hollywood” on it! (grin, as I recall he had some kind of work there!). You might search on line for a Bogart site and ask them about the boat and it’s bell if you want to short circuit this lead!)
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