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    • #25946
      bleuwayne
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      I have a 9 1/2 inch dia brass ships bell with the crest of King George VI. I am looking for any history available for this bell. I would like to extend my knowledge on ships bells.

    • #25947
      bleuwayne
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      Resized bell photo

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    • #26196
      Lauraj
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      Hi bleuwayne,
      Your bell is indeed a ship bell from England. It was made during the reign of George the VI, hence the GR IV for George Regent the IV.
      I have this exact bell and also one marked ER that is older and slightly different.
      I believe these bells were most likely used on all military ships and possibly other significant vessels. The right to use the stamp of the monarchy is bestowed only to a few quality tradesmen by each King or Queen.
      hope this helped.
      Laura

      • #26199
        bleuwayne
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        Thanks Laura:
        I have the bell hanging in my shop. I found this bell at a recycle place without the clapper. Can you post a photo of the correct clapper.
        Thanks Wayne

        • #26201
          Lauraj
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          Here it is.

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          • #26205
            bleuwayne
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            Thanks, I will try to duplicate this clapper. Is it iron or brass?

    • #26197
      Lauraj
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      meant the VI not IV sorry bad typing 🙂

    • #26218
      Lauraj
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      The clapper is made of Iron.

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