It is the perfect size to hang from a door at 5.5 feet. It was most likely worn as a collar around the horse's neck. There are 30 double throat brass bells total, all about 1.25 across, all have their clappers and together they have a wonderful ring tone.They are marked with a patent date of 1878. The bells themselves are in very good condition, I didn't see any cracks. The leather has a few small splits in between bells and two have a tear where a bell is loose. The damaged leather is shown in the last 4 photos. UPDATE: My husband, who is a great repair man, used glue to better secure the two loose bells, it is shown in the last 2 photos.
Please see all photos to judge condition for yourself & ask if you have any questions. The item "30 Classic 19th Century Antique Brass Sleigh Bells On 5.5' Leather Strap" is in sale since Saturday, October 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal". The seller is "set2sell123" and is located in Mount Airy, Maryland. 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, 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, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation, Ukraine, Cayman islands.