Keeper loop strap with 35 vintage bells

We purchased this one-of-a-kind strap from an estate. We are selling the strap in as-is condition after a bit of tidying and minor fixing up. 

The solid brass sleigh bells are vintage, meaning they were made sometime between the mid 1900s through recent years. They range in size from #1 (1 1/8") bells at the ends to a #18 (3 1/4") in the center. The bells increase in diameter by 1/8" as you go from the #1 bell at one end of the strap to the center #18 and then the bells decrease in size the same way to the #1 bell at the other end.

The bells have been wiped clean of dust and loose grime, but they have not been polished. They have a moderate amount of oxidation and discoloration. You could polish the bells by hand to a bright shine with some elbow grease and a good brass polish. More about polishing bells...

The strap is made of heavy harness leather in vintage, lightly-used condition. It is pliable and strong, in good condition, and suitable for use on a horse. The piece is fully lined with a separate strap of leather on the back. "Keeper loops" hold the bell strap and lining strap together.

This strap is about 110" long and 1 1/2" wide and weighs about 15 1/2 pounds.

Contact me before buying if you have questions. You may return the strap for a refund of your purchase price (no refund of shipping costs.) This item is sold with no warranty and no guarantee.

One available as shown.

Price: $568.00
721.87 CAD 415.72 GBP 469.40 EUR