Assorted Sleigh Bells, Houlton, ca. 1880

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum


A horse trotting on snow pulling a sleigh made very little noise and risked a collision with another traveler. Sleigh bells warned others of one's approach. Each bell on the harness struck a different note.

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  • Title: Assorted Sleigh Bells, Houlton, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Location: Houlton, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Brass
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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