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Civil War & earlier U. S. ARMY BELL

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This attractive bronze collar bell measures approximately 4 7/8 inches across the mouth and stands about 4 1/4 inches high. The bell sports an attractive cast in panoply of American Eagles with shield, banner and star bursts. ( Examples of these bells, with an account of their origin, may be seen in the U. S. Army Quartermaster Museum collection at Fort Lee Virginia.) These bells were cast under contract to the U. S. Army during the Pierce and Buchanan administrations for use by experimental Army camel pack trains moving from Texas to the West Coast. (Camels were trained to follow the lead or Bell Camel during long marches from Texas to the West coast). Bells remaining in arsenal storage are said to have been pressed into use by the Union Army later in the Civil War with collectors of that era referring to the artifacts as Union Cavalry Bells referencing Dr. Francis Lord’s Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia. Rarely seen in any size, these bells were cast in three sizes, this example being the intermediate of the three. Sand cast and machined to a smooth surface at the mouth, this bell has a period blacksmith forged iron clapper and strap loop. An attractive piece of Americana, this Army issue bell will go well with frontier West through Civil War era collectables. (NOTE: Collectors are cautioned that modern cast reproductions of this bell are showing up. Like most cast reproductions however, they are generally easily discernible to the experienced eye.) As with all direct sales, we are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with refund of the purchase price upon return as purchased! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !



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