Large nickel plated bronze RAF station bell with classic 'crown' top. This is the smaller of the two sizes produced, measuring approximately 30cm in height (not including protruding clapper when fitted) and 28cm diameter. Stamped 'A.T.W' with War Department broad arrow on the crown top and engraved to the side with King's crown A.M. marks and all important 1940 date. This example is complete with the often missing original clapper. The crown top has been painted red and the entire bell may well have been this colour at some point. Other than giving it a quick clean we have left the bell in original condition. It has relatively minor 'dings', scratches and surface wear where it has been struck over the years but has a very pleasing overall patina commensurate with age. A superb, impressive and imposing display piece. Extremely heavy at around 20kg unpacked - postage is given as a guide only and may require adjustment. As with everything we list this is guaranteed original and not one of the copies that are now surfacing. Stock code M18510.
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