Re: Re: hawk bells
Dexter Bells were pressed brass or steel in 2 parts and crimped in a ring around the middle. They were mass produced by the N.N.Hill Brass Company and subsequently by Bevin Brothers in East Hampton, CT. They were used as sleigh bells on straps of leather and as “Sunday Straps” on hinged metal belt. They were often Nickel plated when on a “Sunday Strap”. I’ve never heard them called Hawk Bells.
Harry Long, MD