Brass Bell, Small, S.S. Central America [159089]

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 0.00 USD
Brass Bell, Small, S.S. Central America [159089]
15,000.00USD+ (3,000.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 11:30UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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Small brass bell recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck. It is 5-1/2 inches tall, 5-7/8 inches in diameter, and it weighs 2.8 pounds. The clapper is missing, perhaps because it was iron and dissolved away after more than a century on the seafloor. The bell has a rich, dark brown patina, and some greenish oxidation is evident in the lower portion along with a bit of concreted sediment. When struck, it rings with a clear D note. Overall in excellent and still usable condition.

Date: 1857
Country (if not USA):
Provenance: SS Central America Collection