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The ship’s bell strike movement is suitable for a brass casing with hinged brass bezel. As I have not listed it in my pages yet, here are some options:
Ship’s Bell Strike
Unlike public and domestic clock bells (or gongs), the strikes of a ship’s bell do not match the numbers of the hours. Instead, there are eight bells, one for each half-hour of a two or four -hour watch.
In the age of sailing, watches were timed with a 30-minute hourglass, hence the German expression “Glasen”. The Sailors on Watch duty would turn the hour-glass and strike the ships bell according to the bell pattern below. (Half of a 24 – hour period)
|Number of bells||Bell pattern||half of a full period|
|Three bells||2 1||01:30||05:30||09:30|
|Four bells||2 2||02:00||06:00||10:00|
|Five bells||2 2 1||02:30||06:30||10:30|
|Six bells||2 2 2||03:00||07:00||11:00|
|Seven bells||2 2 2 1||03:30||07:30||11:30|
|Eight bells||2 2 2 2||04:00||08:00||12:00|
a) I can sell the movement as a trade deal, all functions are working well. But the movment has been in stock for a long time and needs a service ( no bushes to be replaced ) I supply a brass dial, 150 mm diamter, roman numbers engraved, filled in black, no winding holes drilled, two slots for regulator and strike switch-off to be made. ( The backplate is the guide )
b) I do all that work and fit the complete unit into your casing
c) I will try and get a brass casing and fit the clock complete
d) I will have one of my oblong “Port – Hole” brass casing re-furbished and fit the clock movement with dial and a suitable barometer into that casing.
Once I have more details about casings, I will list them in my pages with more details on the movement.
7. May 2019