Bronze Ship's Bell 8"
The helmsman rings the ship's bell for every half hour of the four-hour ship's watch. A ship is a round-the-clock operation, and ship's crews work four hours on and four hours off. To change the routine two two-hour dogwatches usually run between 4 and 8 PM. One bell - One ring (say 12:30) Two bells - Two rings (say 1 PM)... etc. until... Eight bells - Eight rings (4PM). AM-Living bells are made of heavy solid brass, handmade and sand-cast. The chunky hand knotted lanyard offers years of use. We offer three sizes of bells, petite to large, for beach house or boat. A true nautical heirloom offering clear & solid sounds. 8.7 x 8'' 20.25 x 22cm,