Sleigh bells

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-8530

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

Descriptive Terms

sleigh bells
brass (alloy)
incising
leather
Leather
Brass
Incised
BELL, SLEIGH

Inscription

Incised on 2nd bell: 3

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Land Transportation Accessory

Dimensions

38 x 1.75 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.743