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The Drum's bell
« on: March 26, 2008, 08:51:22 PM »
Here's a pic I took of the Drum's bell.  Tom I forgot to ask if this is the original bell?
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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 09:09:28 PM »
As far as I know, never had asked about.
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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 10:16:09 PM »
As far as I know, never had asked about.
Tom

Not really something anyone would question.   :)  I'd assume it is.  Just wondered about it as I was going through pictures.

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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 10:34:45 AM »
Sure is a nice bell. It does look different than other fleet boat bells. but that can be attributed to several factors:  DRUM was built before wartime restrictions so its bell might be more spiffy (lines around circumference) than later bells. It was not an EB boat (EB bells in later GATOs were plain Janes by comparison), it had a significant career and somewhere along the line it may have been plated, as were some later bells.  Fact is, with the cost os such things and the act that all the money traditionally went to the BB, you can be pretty sure nobody in AL would have likely spent the big bucks to replicate a bell for DRUM. DRUM is lucky to have her bell. COD's went missing when she arrived in Cleveland in 1959. Other museum boats have had to "buy" theirs back via ebay, etc., and sometimes have had to involve the NIS.

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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 04:30:00 PM »
The bell and a lot of other things on board may have been plated when it was a reserve boat. I will try to remember to ask crew in June.
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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 08:05:39 PM »
THERE IS A E-BAY ITEM FROM THE DRUM.ITEM #110251520664 IT IS A ASHTRAY,HEAVY METAL.IT SAYS USS DRUM LAUNCHED MAY 12 1941.NEAT!

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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 08:07:56 PM »
Thanks I will check it out
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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 03:16:30 PM »
HELLO DRUMVOL:DID YOU BID ON THE DRUM ASHTRAY.I SEE SOME ACTION ON IT.I THINK 5 BIDS.IF YOU WIN WILL YOU PUT IT IN THE BOAT AND IF SO I HOPE SOMEWHERE IT CAN BE SEEN BUT NOT TOUCHED.

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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 06:16:23 PM »
We are bidding on it and if we get it it will go in the wardroom or in the captains desk behind lexan with tamper proof screws, we want it to be visable also.
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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008, 07:50:54 PM »
HELLO TOM,
 DID YOU GET THE DRUM ASHTRAY?

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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 07:58:59 PM »
I won't know until monday, our curator was bidding on it for me.
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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 08:01:10 PM »
GOOD LUCK I HOPE YOU GET IT.I MISSED OUT ON A CROAKER PLAQUE AWHILE BACK

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How to get something you really want on ebay...
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 01:45:04 PM »
You have to snipe.

And you have to have deep pockets (if needed).

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Re: The Drum's bell
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2008, 02:10:31 PM »
I won't know until monday, our curator was bidding on it for me.
Tom Bowser

Unless the curator is going by the name "dak21pz" and lives in San Dimas, CA, the item was lost.  :(

$77.01 with 12 bids.  I tell you, eBay frustrates the piss outta me when I try to win something.  Back 7 or 8 years ago, you could win stuff.  Now you have to sit there at the time of the auction ending and refresh like mad and even then you still have bad odds.

http://cgi.ebay.com/USS-DRUM-SUBMARINE-ASHTRAY-NAVY-METAL-U-S-S-NAVAL_W0QQitemZ110251520664QQihZ001QQcategoryZ585QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?