Details: This lot consists of a rare US Army Camel Corp Bell from our Civil War Estate Collection.
This sand cast brass bell, measuring 4" high and 4.75" across the bell opening, is the middle of three sizes made in the mid-19th Century. Each is decorated with US Army eagle and shield insignia with stars and sunbursts. The iron clapper creates a remarkably beautiful tone.
The United States Camel Corps was a mid-nineteenth century experiment by the United States Army in using camels as pack animals in the Southwestern United States. [Wikipedia] Camel Bells were originally made to hang around the Camelâ€™s neck and were later used by cavalry during the Civil War. Replicas made in the 1920s are distinguished by screws used to attach the strap loop.
This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: This bell shows significant accumulation of original patina and exhibits signs of age and wear that may include discoloration and soiling.
For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50