This is a genuine antique leather strap with sleigh bells on it. Not New - Not a Reproduction. 30 elaborately designed graduating BELLS RANGING FROM 1.25 TO 2 INCHES WIDE. Patent date of May 6 1776. (MARKED 76, 8 MAY 14.78).He later went on to make pistols. Married and had 11 children. Well known for his ornate bells. Later WB bells, while still attractive, are not as ornately detailed, these bells are indistinguishable from ones made by Barton's sons Hiram and/or Hubbard.
W B maker's mark on petal bells. W B or B W maker's mark on petal bells. 2-3 bells have a small hole however they still ring. Last 4 bells separated from large strap, one small bell has detached, however is included.All but one bell ring. An antique this old and about as old as it gets for sleigh bells, should be expected for some imperfections. I personally feel it gives added character. The item "RARE 18c -30 Sleigh Bells 80Leather SIGNED&DATED Oct 1776 -L@@k" is in sale since Tuesday, September 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells". The seller is "trybeofgypsies" and is located in Glens Falls, New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.