Blog / Bells
Jun 19, 2013
The main purpose of the pilot house bell is announced the turn of the watch. A navel way of telling you how long you have till you get off work...
Jun 17, 2013
Bells aboard naval vessels also have a long tradition and that tradition continues today. Even in this modern era United States Sailing Ships still carry two bells. One the official Ships Bell is on the deck and smaller Ships Bell located in the pilot house. See our extensive range available be chrome and brass.
Feb 26, 2013
Here's a great pic of our larger 6" brass handbell being used by Santa Claus in NSW, Australia. Photo courtesy of the Fool Factory.
Dec 19, 2012
Firstly, wash your bells in warm soapy water. Use multiple ultra soft thin rags to gently buff back to polished state, remembering to be gentle as the thin coat of lacquer acts as a shield for the brass. If the shield is broken you may need to polish more vigorously to get your bell back to your desired state & finish with a new lacquer coat to seal your hard work. Remember not to have any finger prints or streaks visible before starting this final process. Polish with multiple light circular strokes to help preserve the life of your bell. I have found a Ultra soft buffing ball on the power drill to be most effective...
Oct 01, 2012
A Bell is typically measured by the diameter. The same goes for our Ships Bells. (see diagram)