This is a set of sleigh bells or carriage bells meant to mount directly on the sleigh or carriage, unlike the bells mounted on a heather strap which are meant to hang on the horses. It is a set of seven bells graduated in size. The central bell is approximately 2 1/2" long with a base diameter of approximately 2 3/4". The smallest bell on each end measures approximately 1 1/2" long with a base diameter of about 2 3/8". The bells each have a triple clapper making the set sound even larger than it is.
These antique sleigh bells have an amazingly full, rich, melodic sound! The set of seven graduated bells are mounted to a wrought iron strip.The previous owner has mounted the wrought iron or steel strip to a piece of wood, and eye bolts were added at the top of the wood, so that the bells could be used in different ways. The overall length of the bracket is 22 3/4. Having the set mounted to wood with the eyebolts is kind of a nice design, since you can easily hook them on and off to any sleigh or carriage. Of course the metal strap could also be removed from the wood and the bells affixed permanently to a sleigh as they would have been originally. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells". The seller is "termitetavern" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.