Antique Brass Horse Sleigh Bells - Leather Strap Of 19 Bells For Sale
Antique Brass Sleigh Bells19 Bells on Leather Strap with Buckle This is a set of 19 sleigh bells attached to a leather strap. Each ofthe bells is the same size and have the following lettering stampednear their bases: "PAT OCT 24 76 & MAY 14 78" I assume these markings are denoting patents on the design ofthe bells and that 76 and 78 refer to 1876 and 1878. The bells makea really nice and distinct sound when they are moved around. Wouldmake a great addition to a holiday display. The bells look to be in great condition with no visible cracks. Theydo have a nice patina coloring from aging, but no cracks and eachare well attached to the leather strap. The leather does have somecracking, but I considering the age (~1880-1890s?) it is in prettygood condition. None of the cracking appears seriousenough tocause the belt to break into two pieces. As mentioned, there are 19 bells each about 1.25" across. The leatherstrap is about 100" long with a width of 1". Please feel free to email me with any questions. Thanks for looking.