A wonderful set of 48 antique/primitive nickel plated brass sleigh bells on a 7.5 ft leather strap. These were attached to the sleigh or a horse harness set up. Historically, bells were attached to silent-running sleighs to warn passerby. The bells (in a 78 long section of the strap) produce a beautiful, rich/harmonious jingle sound. The approximately 1 1/8" bells were each attached to the 1" wide X 3/16 thick leather strap, at evenly spaced intervals, with metal rivets.Inside each bell is a 1/4 metal sphere. The bells have their original surface and use/age patina (have not been modern day cleaned/polished). The (black dyed) leather has some use wear, but, given its age, is in overall excellent (original state) condition. The leather is still supple, not dry/brittle. The end of the belt has the numbers 0 20 5, and the name BEVIN stamped into its surface. The Bevin Brothers of East Hampton, Connecticut have been manufacturing bells since 1832 and this set was produced by their factory.
Completely intact and ready for use or display. Comes from a smoke free home. The item "BEVIN Antique NICKEL PLATED BRASS Sleigh JINGLE 7.5 Leather and 48 Bells 0 20 5" is in sale since Saturday, April 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal".
The seller is "alanretiredteacher2010" and is located in Aztec, New Mexico. 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, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, 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.