On offer is a wonderful and delightfully tuneful section of leather horse bell strap with 17 antique brass "jingle" bells in three sizes (you can just make out the number on a couple of the close-up pics). These would have been part of a glorious and tuneful ensemble and were probably made in USA between 1845 and 1920 - many bells of this period were made in MA, CT and PA.
The bells are known as "petal" bells after the double-lined arches on both sides of the single throat - these are 6-petal bells, although some had as many or 8 or 10. Other features that confirm they are petal bells are. Distinctive ridge or rim around the waist. A single throat (slit) with larger circular openings at each end. 4 holes in the base.
These are also "shank" bells, so-called because of the rear piece to attach the bell to the harness. This type of bell always have a double thickness of leather to protect the horse's hide.
We are also offering a cleaning and polishing service for the bells (it will take a couple of weeks), and the final pic is of other bells that we have restored (top are at end of initial clean; bottom right are after initial buffing; single bell bottom left is after buffing through three compounds to a soft shine). This process includes: removal from old leather strap, careful cleaning, polishing using a buffing wheel and suitable grades of buffing compound, a final spray with a treatment to keep them shiny and beautiful without further tarnishing. We can also discus optional attachment to new leather if interested.
The item "17 Antique Petal Brass Horse Sleigh Jingle Bells on Strap Graduated Numbered" is in sale since Friday, February 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal". The seller is "timdbacon" and is located in Benton, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.