This is a large 18 signal bell. These were installed in the engine room of ships to receive the signals from the bridge of large steam ships in the 1800's.
Charles Cory & Son made these in NY starting in the 1840's. Bell is 18 in diameter. Overall size of unit is 26" x 32".
Brass bell , hammer and spring actions. Works perfectly ready for your cleaning restoration. Like most items in old ships. And painted it again and again.The item "Charles Cory & Son Engine Room Signal Bell Double Hammer 18" is in sale since Monday, December 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Bells & Whistles". The seller is "spacefile" and is located in Hamden, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.