Bell Restoration: Giving new life to old bells
So you have some old sleigh bells. The bells are probably dirty and dingy and the old leather strap is most likely in rough shape or even missing. We can clean and polish your bells, design and construct a new bell strap and can often replace missing or damaged bells with bells from our inventory. Every restoration project is a "one of a kind" assignment in our workshop.
We work on custom orders as time allows, so it is difficult for us to provide definite completion dates for restoration projects. If you require require a fast turnaround or a definite deadline, another craftsperson may be better able to meet your time constraints. If you are willing to be flexible and patient, however, we will do a good job for you.
The last half of the year is a busy time for our business due to our seasonal wholesale and retail sales, so we put all custom projects received after July 1st on hold until after the holiday season is over. We resume working on custom orders in February. Projects are completed in the order in which they were received.
Photo: Box of antique sleigh bells and their original strap waiting for restoration
Steps in a restoration project
You will want to: