Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bells, strap of
date made
19th century
place made
United States: New England
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
ID Number
DL.61.0283
catalog number
61.0283
accession number
232559
Credit Line
Gift of Lispenard Seabury Crocker
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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