Used on board ships for hundreds of years, Ship's Bells were used to signal official business such as changes of watch, and more social business such as the beginning or end of a meal. On a ship's watch schedule, eight half hours, called "glasses" made up one watch. The helmsman's duty was to turn the glass every half hour and sound the ship's bell a consecutive number of times; at the sound of eight bells, the crew changed. The standard was for three crews to work the ship, working four hours at a time. Call your "crews" in from the high seas with our selection of brass Ship's Bells!
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