Buoy Bells

The wind chimes evoke the tone of the bells in some of America's historic harbors.
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Davidson family

$62.00 - 74.00

Davidson family created by

Davidson family

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Sounds Of the Harbor

These rugged wind chimes echo the distinctive and familiar tones of buoys' bells®, ringing out the comfort of home no matter the weather. Specifically evoking the tone of the bells in Maine's Bar Harbor, Boston Harbor, the Outer Banks or San Francisco Bay, these chimes capture the majesty of nature in unique settings.

Each powder-coated wind chime is made of 60% recycled steel and created in an eco-friendly process. Designed and handmade by the Davidson family of Maine, each bell has a "living finish" that will patina over time.

Click each of the following names to hear its sound: Bar Harbor Bell, San Francisco Bay Bell, Boston Harbor Bell, Outer Banks Bell.

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Made in Maine

Davidson family

created by

Davidson family

location

Maine

This is a family story, begun by Jim and May Davidson on the craggy Maine Coast. In the small town of Round Pond they, their family and their neighbors craft wind bells that echo the distinctive and familiar tones of coastal and harbor bells.

For many years Jim, like his neighbors, worked as a lobsterman. He spent countless hours on the water listening to pounding surf and the constant warning of bell buoys. After a time, it occurred to him that others might also enjoy the reassuring sound of bell buoys.

He began recording the sounds of bell and gong buoys where he hauled lobster traps, and then eagerly sought other bells in the region. After hours of listening to these tapes and painstakingly working pieces of steel to match the tones, he produced his first set of bells that recall the haunting, yet comforting sounds Jim experienced while working along the New England Coast.

Each bell is based on Jim's interpretation of the gong and bell buoys in the areas for which they're named. Because of the wide variance in their tones, his groupings have resulted in single, double and triple-toned bells. Each is reminiscent of the magic he experienced on the water.

As time has passed, Jim and May's children, Connie and Paul, have gone on to create additional bells.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
powder coated steel
Measurements
Bar Harbor: 14"Lx8"W 5 lbs
Boston Harbor: 11"Lx6"W 2 lbs
Outer Banks: 16.5"Lx9.5"W 6.5 lbs
San Fran. 14"Lx8"W 5 lbs
Item ID
14384

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4.8

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (87)
  • Weather proof (73)
  • Easy to secure (68)
  • Visible at A distance (59)
  • High quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (68)
  • Porch (65)
  • Garden (59)
  • Front yard (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (66), Budget shopper (16), Practical (11), High-end shopper (10), Stylish (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (43), No (11)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (14), Other (7), Birthday (6)

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5.0

Fabulous quality and sound!

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from Knoxville, TN

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Pleasant Chime
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

    Wonderful sound! Very relaxing! Made a great gift !

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Beautiful tone!

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    from NYC

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Pleasant Chime
    • Sensitive To Breezes
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

      Thrilling gift- brought back memories of Maine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      PERFECT CHIME FOR ANY HOME! GREAT HOUSE WARMING GIFT!

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      from OHIO

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Pleasant Chime
      • Sensitive To Breezes
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Doorway
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

        THIS BOUY BELL/CHIME IS EXACTLY AS SELLER DEPICTS! I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE TONE, THE LOOK AND THE QUAILTY! I AM PLANNING AHEAD AND THINKING OF WAYS TO GIFT THESE BOUY BELL/CHIMES TO FRIENDS. I'M TINKING HOUSE WARMING GIFTS!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        this was given as a gift and they loved it.

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        from Rhinebeck NY

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

            sounds great

            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

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            5.0

            Great gift for folks who have everything.

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            from Galveston

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Visible At A Distance
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

                This was a gift for a couple who just bought a new home. It will remind them of our friendship and joy in this new chapter of their life.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                5.0

                Sturdy, well made, and with a haunting melody off Bar Harbor

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                from Edgewood, WA

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Beautiful
                • Easy To Secure
                • Sound
                • Visible At A Distance
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

                  I'm using the Bar Harbor buoy bell at my mother's memorial, as she was born in Vinalhaven, MA. and I want to remember her when I hear the wind chime clang, like off the ocean. If the wind blows too hard, and the bell gets too loud, the clapper inside can be "hushed", and made silent, so as not to disturb the neighbors and sleeping children. I can hardly wait for the wind to stir it, and bring back long lost memories being close to the sea....and my mom's memory.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful addition to the patio

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                  from North Haven, CT

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance

                  Cons

                  • Needs A Heavy Breeze

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

                  This is a very attractive nautical-themed chime with a great sound. Only 4 stars because the metal loop that attaches the buoy to the hanging chain was bent upon arrival. Hopefully it will not snap, requiring a return. It does need a stiff breeze to move and an s hook may be needed depending on where it is hung.

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                  • Yes
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                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Buoy Bells are great gifts!

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                  from Copley, Ohio

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • The Sound Is Beautiful

                  Cons

                  • No cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Sounds Great Anywhere

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

                  My sister loved her Birthday present!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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                  4.0

                  Sounds of the Sea

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                  from Oregon

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Balcony

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

                    It was a nice gift from my mother.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    5.0

                    Best gift for Dad!

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                    from High Point, NC

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                    Comments about UncommonGoods Buoy Bells:

                    My father loved it!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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