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SCW0013: Handbell 3D Model
A small bell [SCW13], cast in a high leaded tin bronze, with a rim diameter of 97 mm and a high of 115mm including the suspension loop. It would have formed part of the ship’s internal communication systems. The dimensions of the bell and its rigid integrally cast clapper shaft suggest it may have been a handbell rather than suspended on a chain or rope. The bell would have been used to indicate time on board the ship and hence to regulate the duty watches.