- Ship Bells & Foghorns -

Most of our ship bells come off of cargo ships and tankers. We import a few bells out of overseas ship breaking yards once a year, so please join our mailing list to be notified when the next shipment comes in if you're looking for a salvaged bell - these sell fast!
*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.

We've added our pneumatic ship's foghorns near the bottom of this page; you'll need an air compressor large enough to work these but they sure are fun - and loud!

In addition, we carry salvaged pump and crank-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. 

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

Russian bell 1980
appx 11" tall - 57 lbs

GRIVITA Bell


salvaged bell (75 lbs)

Salvaged ship's bell with mounting arm

Salvaged ship's bell "Aristaios 1975"
13" tall

John Louis 1954
 appx 12" tall

"Majestic" 1988 bell
12" tall

salvaged brass ship bell Asian origin

Gotalejon brass bell 1945

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

Kriti Champion 1987

XL brass ship's bell
appx 20" tall, 18" diameter
*salvaged from the ship Liberte
commissioned in 1980

unmarked salvaged brass ship's bell with steel arm
 
Kriti River 1986

 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

A quality reproduction bell with clapper

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 #10 - blank
appx 11" tall x 9 3/4" md
 
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
.

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

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

Maersk Poplar
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

Pittsburg 1990.1
appx 10.5" t x 12" md
available

brass bell #9 blank
appx 10" t x 12" md
available


brass bell #11 - blank
with arm - appx 12" tall x 12" md
available

brass bell #14 - blank w/boxy waist
 appx 12 1/4" tall x 12 1/2" md available

Ville De Libra 1994.6
 appx 11 1/4" tall x 11 3/4" md
 available
 
newly cast, solid brass bell arms & pull ropes
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"
10 available

"Small" new brass bell arm
appx dimensions from mounting plate
 to center pin 8", crown width 5/8"

newly made, hand knotted clapper pull ropes
limited availability; all handmade in the U.S. - appx 8-15" long
1 piece available: far right (8" piece, off-white) available

newly made, hand knotted clapper pull ropes
limited availability; all handmade in the U.S.
3 pieces available: far left (off-white 9" long), 3rd from right
(tan, 7" long) and far right (tan with black top 11" long)
 available
ship foghorns - pneumatic
*we receive 3 or 4 of this type in each batch of salvage, about once every 7-9 months;
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. 

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

salvaged pneumatic Triton brass Dutch ship foghorn (24" length)


salvaged 24 1/2" pneumatic brass foghorn

11 1/2" aluminum pneumatic foghorn by Martin Signal

14 1/2" salvaged aluminum pneumatic foghorn
by Ibuki Air Horn (Osaka Japan)
Serial No 94-A, date April 1994, type 100 UL

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
available

17 1/2" pneumatic foghorn
available

17 1/2" pneumatic  foghorn
available

18" pneumatic foghorn #1
available

18" pneumatic foghorn #2
available

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

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

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





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

brass pneumatic foghorn by Triton - appx 24"
available

pneumatic foghorn #1 - brass
appx 14" total length, 6 1/4" bell diameter
available

pneumatic foghorn #2 (right) - brass
appx 14" total length, 6 1/4" bell diameter
available

Siren horn with light - mfgr tag reads
"Shanghai Shipyard" appx 17 1/2" tall

electric brass stainless steel & brass bell#1/10
available

tiny electric stainless steel bell #1/10
available

electric brass ship's alarm bell
ship foghorns - manual pump style
(aka "manual whistles")
*we receive 15 or so in each batch of salvage, about once every 7-9 months;
the loudest ones sell quickly so please call or email for pricing and availability info

Pump foghorns
front row: style "A" (triangular base, slender canister body)
back row: style "B" (squared off base, larger canister body)

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

pump style foghorns

manual pump style foghorn - style "A"
(triangular base, slender canister body, nice, loud deep sound)
 
ship foghorns - manual crank style
*we receive 4 or 5 of this type in each batch of salvage, about once every 7-9 months;
the ones that function the best sell quickly so please call or email for pricing and availability info

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)
available

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