HomeGarden DecorVintage Brass Camel Bell & Lead Chain – Authentic Bedouin Of Sarna, 6″ Tall, Original Tags, Garden Décor, Wind Chime, Door

Vintage Brass Camel Bell & Lead Chain – Authentic Bedouin Of Sarna, 6″ Tall, Original Tags, Garden Décor, Wind Chime, Door

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This large vintage brass Bedouin camel bell comes with the original heavy lead chain & original tags & story tag. Including the top loop, the height is 8.25″ The chain is made up of two circles & two straight pieces for a total length of 6′. Attached to it are two additional rings to which additional bells could be added. Although the tag says 1955, these were imported in lots from India which contained new & used bells. This is obviously one of the well used camel bells. It has lots or patina as you would expect of a very old bell. It looks like it might have had a great deal of art work done on it, remnants of which are visible. I have not attempted to clean this bell because many collectors like the aged look. I leave it to you to decide how much patina you want to display. The sound made by the long tubular clapper is very loud & melodic just imagine camels leading a caravan in the desert & you can hear it. It weighs just under two pounds. A wonderful piece for collectors! Use it outdoors as a dinner bell & everyone will hear it & come running. This is in used vintage condition, with dents & discolorations as you would expect on a bell that was used for its original purpose. Bells of Sarna is a brand name used by a company founded by Sajan Singh Sarna in Manhasset, New York. He imported goods from India & sold them to dealers in the United States. Sarna began importing bells in 1938. The bells were often sold on thin ropes or chains & came with a tag that gave the story behind the bell. This tag reads, “While caravan after caravan winds its weary way across the desert sands, bringing their precious cargo from inland marts to the bazaars that are the meeting places of the East & West, most of the camels in these trains announce their coming through the melodious tinkling of brass bells. Indeed, the music of these bells seems to inspire the camels & unless they hear several of them, they appear to lose their animation & even their appetite fails without them. Between trips, gaily colored strips of these bells are to be seen in the harems about India, Persia, Egypt, Morocco, & all other Mohammedan countries. Occasionally, the bells perform an even greater function, as the sound of a passing caravan has at times helped to guide lost caravans to the safe welcome of an oasis & thus saved numerous lives.” Tag copyrighted by S.S. Sarna Inc. 1955. I ship internationally (with a few exceptions), & if I should overcharge by more than $1.00 I will refund the excess via the method you used in payment. in the US, I strongly suggest you choose it to be shipped insured priority mail. Thank you for looking, & please come back soon. I will be adding items daily. You never know what you will find at www.etsy.com/shop/lovenstuff14 KE0421-MKDR Vintage Brass Camel Bell & Lead Chain – Authentic Bedouin Of Sarna, 6″ Tall, Original Tags, Garden Décor, Wind Chime, Door