Sleigh Bells


Fourteen crotal or rumbler bells with iron ball bearings, in various sizes, attached to a single stitched leather strap by iron toggles; iron buckle at both ends. Spherical bells, eleven plain and three petal, are cast in two halves with one long slot across the upper or outer half; petal bells have either a six- or eight-petal flower design on their slotted half. No marks.

Date Made: 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New England

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Credit Line: Gift of Lispenard Seabury Crocker

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.61.0283Catalog Number: 61.0283Accession Number: 232559

Object Name: bells, strap of

Physical Description: brass (bells material)iron (bearings; hardware material)leather (strap material)Measurements: overall: 1 5/8 in x 37 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 4.1275 cm x 95.25 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_311354

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