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Sleigh bells

Description

String of ten bells on leather strap. Wide handsewn strap; traditional buckle and keeper. Bells attached through slots; fastened by smaller leather piece strung through bell handles. Seven bells incised with decoration (see sketch on worksheet). Three plain bells. Nine bells have small lead ball inside for ringer.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Incised on 2nd bell: 3
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
incising
leather
Object type
Land Transportation Accessory
Descriptive terms
BELL, SLEIGH
Brass
Incised
incising
leather
Leather
Possibly brass (alloy)
sleigh bells
Dimensions
38 x 1.75 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.743
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8530

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