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Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells

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Description
Ten 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, two plain and eight petal, are cast in two halves with one long slot across the upper or outer half; all eight petal bells have an eight-petal design on their slotted half, two of those eight are engraved "*N* / *M*" at center.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bells, strap of
Object Type
sleigh bells
date made
19th century
place made
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
brass (bells material)
iron (bearings; hardware material)
leather (strap material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/8 in x 24 3/4 in x 18 1/2 in; 6.0325 cm x 62.865 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
1978.0939.044
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.044
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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