I have come into the possession of three brass bells that my grandfather used on his team of horses around the turn of the century late 1800,s i would think
they are brass and say INDIA on each one
they have quite a bit of ornate etching and painting on them —they are all diff sizes
one is 2 1/2inch across at the open part of the bell and is about 1 inch high —another is 2 inches across and 1 3/4 high and the last one is 1 7/8 inch across and the same high He would have been using them in the prov of Ontario Canada in Kent county any info you can give me would be appreciated thx
Barb and Mike
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I hate to burst your bubble, but these were not made in the 1800s and were not used on a team of horses. These are bells of Sarna and were made in the late 1950s-1960s and were sold to hang and ring when shaken. Originally, there was a card attached that described the bells and explained that they were Bells of Sarna. The bells may have SSS and a number inside cast into the bell next to the India.
Harry Long, MD