The original strap was such in bad condition and had been repaired so many times that it was impossible to document the exact design. All I could know for sure is the long edges of the original strap had been "pinked" -- cut in a zig-zag pattern.
The 30 bells on this strap are what we call "round ridge" bells made in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Most round-ridge bells have a single throat (slit); these bells are distinctive for their double throats.
I created a new strap in dark brown leather; it is about 78 inches long from the buckle to the tip of the billet. The main part of the strap is 1 1/8" wide. The billet is narrower -- 7/8" wide to fit the buckle. The original buckle was rusty but serviceable, so I cleaned it up and used it on the new strap.
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