Wonderful antique leather strap with 13 size graduated brass bells attached, plus 1 bell not attached. Petal design brass bells with stamped pattern on each.
Largest bell is about 2-1/8 inches across and the smallest bell is about 1-1/2 inches across. The bells have fabulous patina on them and are in good shape. The 65 leather harness strap is old, but I have always kept it moistened with saddle soap. The loose bell measures about 1-7/8 inches across. All of the bells and the strap weigh 3 pounds.
Be sure to contact me with any questions. Later attachment in answer to watcher's question: It appears that almost all of the bells are numbered, but with the many, many years of use and wear, some of them are smudged, or not readable. I would NEVER polish these bells to see the numbers as most people who collect them, like you, want them aged the way they are.
Here is a list of each bell in order and the number which is readable or is not: Bell 1: Can't read, Bell 2: Can't read, Bell 3: 3, Bell 4: Can't read, Bell 5: 5, Bell 6: 6, Bell 7: 7, Bell 8: Can't read, Bell 9: 9, Bell 10: 10, Bell 11: 10, Bell 12: 9. This appears the order in which they have always been attached to the leather strap, as all of the wires which are looped in an figure eight through the base of the bells are original and have not been repaired or replaced. The extra bell is the same size as # 7, and I can't read a number on it, but there is a shiny spot at the base which appears to have some raised letters, also not readable. Please let me know if you need any further information.
The item "ANTIQUE 13 TOTAL BRASS GRADUATED PETAL DESIGN SLEIGH BELLS ON LEATHER STRAP" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal". The seller is "sugarmax" and is located in Nevada City, California.
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