- Ship Bells & Foghorns -

Salvaged off cargo ships, tankers, ro-ros and a variety of other working vessels,
we hand select our bells from overseas ship breaking yards during our annual buying trips.
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*As always, please call or email for pricing and availability.

Sold pieces remain pictured to show the wide range of pieces that exist,
that we have carried, and that we continue to try to find and salvage.

Scroll down to view our selection of salvaged pneumatic ship's foghorns; you'll need an air compressor large enough to sound these but they sure are fun - and loud!

In addition, we carry salvaged pump-style foghorns, also known as "manual whistles".  These range in shape, style and price so call or email for availability.




Salvaged brass ship's bells:
Bells were used aboard ships to indicate the time and to regulate the sailors' duty watches
They are also used for safety in foggy conditions and as notification when officers and dignitaries board or leave the ship.
Bells that are available will read "available" under the photo; otherwise, that piece has been sold. 
Esso Richmond salvaged brass ship bell 1940
Esso Richmond 1940
 appx 12" tall x 14 1/2" wide
available

detail of Esso Richmond 1940

detail of Esso Richmond 1940
The Esso Richmond was a tanker commissioned
 by the U.S. Navy. It was renamed the Kaskaskia
during its service and was said to have fueled
ships in WW2, Korea and during the Cuban crisis
.

Maersk Poplar, bulk carrier built 1987
IMO#8512932, launched as the "Island Atlas"
(scrapped as the "New Hope Star" 4-2015)
appx 11" t x 12" md
*we intentionally did not have this piece polished
since the name was not engraved into the bell
and we didn't want that to be lost;
original patina remains
available


salvaged brass bell "Mui Kim" 1989
IMO#8715493 (scrapped as the "Duke" 9-2015)
appx 11" tall x 11 1/2" md, appx 28 lbs
available

salvaged Russian brass ship's bell 1988
"Academic Uznadze" (thanks Perez fam for the translation!)
appx 13" tall x 11 1/2" md, appx 44 lbs
available

salvaged brass ship's bell "Valencia Bridge" 2004
appx 11 1/2" tall x 11" md, appx 30 lbs
available

salvaged brass ship's bell w/Asian characters 1987.9
appx 11" tall x 12" md, appx 24 lbs
available


salvaged brass bell: 9" tall, 7 1/2" mouth
"No. 216 Namhae (South Korea)
 available

salvaged ship's bell blank (no bead lines)
appx 10 1/2" tall, 12 1/4" md
22 lbs, 1 available

salvaged ship's bell CCCP
appx 14" t, 12" md, 63 lbs
1 available

salvaged ship's bell "Amarel 1977"
appx 13" t, 12" md, 56 lbs
1 available

salvaged ship's bell blank
appx 13" t, 11 3/4" md, 50 lbs
1 available

salvaged ship's bell "MV Berkel"
appx 14 1/2" t, 13 3/4" md, 58 lbs
1 available



salvaged ship's bell "M.V. Garden Gate" 1976
*crack on edge of mouth SALE
appx 11 1/2" t, 12" md, 22 lbs
1 available



salvaged ship's bell (Russian) 1974
appx 13" t, 12 3/4" md, 51 lbs
1 available

salvaged ship's bell blank
appx 10" t, 9" md, 24 lbs
1 available

salvaged Kazakh ship's bell Cyrillic text
БОКСИТ - ВИСМАР
1976
appx 14" t, 13" md, 51 lbs
1 available

salvaged Serbian ship's bell ТИОРА 1979
appx 13" t, 13" md, 53 lbs
*repair spot on back side: 1 available

salvaged ship's bell blank
appx 12" t, 11" md, 30 lbs
1 available

salvaged ship's bell Filipesti 1978
appx 12 1/2" t (bell only), 15 1/2" t including
steel crown, 12" md, 59 lbs
1 available

salvaged XL brass bell " Philadelphia Son
1980"; great patina, appx 17 1/2" tall,
20" mouth diameter,
136 lbs (no clapper):  1 available

detail " Philadelphia Son 1980"
pictured left

salvaged ship's bell blank w/4 bead lines
appx 11 1/2" tall, 11 1/2" md
24 lbs, 1 available




salvaged ship's bell blank w/ shoulder stamp
anchor logo and BI
appx 13" tall, 12" md
30 lbs, 1 available




 
salvaged ship's bell blank w/ shoulder stamp
anchor logo stamp w/ ZC and 86-63 and 05-86
appx 11 1/2" tall, 11 1/2" md
28 lbs, 1 available

salvaged ship's bell blank
appx 7" tall, 6 1/2" md
5 lbs, 1 available


salvaged ship's bell blank w/bead line
appx 10" tall, 9 1/4" md
22 lbs, 1 available


salvaged ship's bell blank
appx 7" tall, 7 1/2" md
7 lbs, 1 available
 
  

Sam Houston 1974
very large - over 4' wide at the mouth

Russian bell 1980
appx 11" tall - 57 lbs
 
Kriti River 1986

Gotalejon brass bell 1945

Greek bell with anchor detail
Piraeus, Greece Tsitoura Bros Co.

Kriti Champion 1987

 Pataliputra Bombay 1987
 stamped "Lea & Utley No 103"
appx 8 1/2" tall, 9 3/4" diam base

salvaged ship's bell ML Gosney, 1953
appx 14" tall, 14 1/3" diameter base  
history here

Piraeus, Greece shipping line brass bell
 Tsitoura Bros Co.
appx 12" t x 12" md

Maritime Baron 1982, bulk carrier IMO #8013546
appx 12 1/2" t x 12" md

"Majestic" 1988 bell
12" tall

American Senator 1990.11
 appx 11" tall x 11 3/4" md

brass bell #15 - blank w/Asian mfgr tag
 appx 10 1/4" tall x 12" md

Western Triumph 1992
before and after polishing
appx 11" t x 12" md

Sanko Stork 1984
appx 11" t x 12" md

Pantanassa Oct. 1977
appx 11 1/2" tall, 12" diam base

 brass bell - blank
appx 11" tall x 9 3/4" md

Knight Kim 1989. 7
appx 12" tall x 12" mouth diameter

brass bell - blank w/boxy waist
 appx 12 1/4" tall x 12 1/2" md

Atlantic Crown 1995.7
appx 11" t x 11 3/4" md

brass bell - blank
with arm - appx 12" tall x 12" md

Pittsburg 1990.1
appx 10.5" t x 12" md
appx 30 lbs

Ville De Libra 1994.6
 appx 11 1/4" tall x 11 3/4" md

salvaged brass bell "Thetis" 1993.9
appx 11 1/2" tall x 11 1/2" md
 appx 31 lbs

salvaged ship's bell домодEдово 1974
appx 13" t, 13" md, 48 lbs

salvaged brass ship's bell "Docelake" 1997.6
appx 12" tall x 11 1/2" md, appx 32 lbs

salvaged ship's bell blank
appx 11" t, 11 3/4" md, 21 lbs

salvaged ship's bell "Doryforos"
(top of bell shoulder stamp 1971.11.29)
appx 10 1/2" t, 12" md, 26 lbs


 
salvaged brass ship's bell -unmarked- top letters/manufacture embossment
appx 13" tall x 12 3/4" md, appx 40 lbs

salvaged brass ship's bell "Stellar Era" 1994.5
appx 12" tall x 11 1/2" md, appx 30 lbs

salvaged brass ship's bell "Hanjin Paris" 1997.6
appx 10 1/2" tall x 11 1/2" md, appx 27 lbs

brass bell #12 - blank
w/ 3 bead lines appx 11" tall x 12" md
 
hand-made new bell rope pulls
limited availability 
Only pieces that are available will read "available"; those that do not read "available" have been sold out!

above bell ropes from left to right: white 12"(available), white 17" (sold),
white 10" (sold), light tan 12" (available), brown 10" (sold), white 9" (sold),
white 11" (sold)

hand made bell ropes
newly cast, solid brass bell arms
NEWLY cast solid brass bell arms; because most of our salvaged bells come to us without hanging hardware,
we've had some sturdy new solid brass arms cast; they're available in "large" (left) and "small" (right). 
Bring your bell in to ensure the best fit!

"Large" new brass bell arm
appx dimensions from mounting plate
to center pin 15 3/4", crown width 1"
appx 14 lbs/each

"Small" new brass bell arm
appx dimensions from mounting plate
 to center pin 8", inside crown width 5/8"
appx 3 lbs/each
available
ship foghorns - pneumatic
please call or email for pricing and availability info

foghorns that are available will read "available" under the photo; otherwise, that piece has been sold. 

11 1/2" aluminum pneumatic foghorn by Martin Signal

14" salvaged aluminum pneumatic foghorn
by Ibuki Air Horn (Osaka Japan)
Serial No 94-A, date April 1994, type 100 UL

salvaged pneumatic foghorns:
appx 14" tall, 6 1/4" bell diameter
available; subject to testing functionality

15 1/2" pneumatic foghorn
body rust, denting and thread damage; SALE!
available

15 1/2" (longest measurement) aluminum foghorn by
Minimax Societa Genova

16" pneumatic "Air Horn" foghorn
by Kahlenberg Bros. Co., Two Rivers, Wisconsin USA
Model No S-0A, Serial No 24506 *great, loud sound

17 1/2" pneumatic foghorn

17 1/2" pneumatic  foghorn

18" pneumatic foghorn #1

18" pneumatic foghorn #2
available

18" pneumatic foghorn #3*
*sale: moderate superficial horn damage
(dents and welds)

salvaged pneumatic brass ship's foghorn (20" length)


brass pneumatic foghorn by Triton - appx 24"

salvaged pneumatic Triton brass Dutch ship foghorn
appx 24" length


salvaged 24 1/2" pneumatic brass foghorn

salvaged pneumatic foghorn (blue)
appx 25 1/2" total length
1 available


salvaged pneumatic foghorn (white)
appx 25 1/2" total length
1 available


salvaged pneumatic foghorn (green)
appx 25 1/2" total length
1 available


salvaged pneumatic foghorn (white #2)
appx 25 1/2" total length
1 available

tested and approved (at 35 psi)!
pneumatic foghorn
appx 26" total length, 30 lbs
aluminum horn, brass housing
1 available

36" total length, 29" horn length pneumatic foghorn
available




42 12" total length, 34" horn length
salvaged pneumatic foghorn ZÖLLNER Makrofon Kiel
available


salvaged pneumatic foghorn
appx 44" total length
1 available
 

salvaged pneumatic foghorn
appx 48" total length
1 available


salvaged pneumatic foghorn
appx 48" total length
1 available

pneumatic foghorn - mfgr tag reads "Approved by the
Norwegian Maritime Directorate"
appx 48" long, bell 23" across

salvaged pneumatic foghorn
appx 48" total length
1 available



Huge aluminum pneumatic ship's foghorn
appx 73" long, bell 33 1/2" across

various salvaged pneumatic foghorns:

 

electric brass stainless steel & brass bells
appx 11 1/2" x6" overall height & width
great sound!  *adapter included to run on 110v
1 available

tiny electric stainless steel bells
appx 11 1/2" x6" overall height & width
great sound!  *adapter included to run on 110v

Siren horn with light - mfgr tag reads
"Shanghai Shipyard" appx 17 1/2" tall
ship foghorns - manual pump style
(aka "manual whistles")
available in style "A" (triangular base, slender canister body, usually the loudest sounding)
or style "B" (squared off base, larger canister body)

*please call or email for pricing and availability info

manual pump style foghorn - style "A"
(triangular base, slender canister body, nice, loud deep sound)


Salvaged Pump foghorns
left: style "B", right: style "A"  


manual pump foghorns: style "B" (left) and "A" (right)
style "B" has a squared off base and a large canister body;
these range in sound with the best having a strong tone
not as deep and loud as style "A" but strong nonetheless

ship foghorns - manual crank style

Japanese boxed foghorn (sounds similar to an air raid or tornado warning siren) by the Tokyo Siren Co, Ltd.
appx 19" length x 10 1/2" width x 12 1/2" height;
custom fit in a self contained box - sold out


Norwegian Pattern Rotary Foghorn
sold out


Norwegian Pattern foghorn
sold out
 
ship's "Jingle and Bells"
Engine Room communication bells
*these are pretty rare to find and we've only come across a handfull over the years. 

above: how a "Jingle and Bells" was positioned and used onboard a 1950s era tug
 
"Jingle and bells" Engine room communication bells by
Henschel Corporation of Amesbury, Mass.
appx 18" diam bell, 22 1/2" width display board
(bell is steel painted to resemble brass)

Above is the piece pictured to the left as salvaged, before mounting for display

"Jingle and bells" engine room communication bells - brass
(display board appx 22" x 24")
available


"Jingle and Bells" brass engine room commuication bells by
Chas. Cory & Son 286 Spring St. NY.
(appx 16" x 12" overall) available

early Engine Room Signalling Bell system - sold
 
Steam Whistles

left: brass and copper steam whistle
(appx 8 1/4" long) available
 
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