The Fell Pony Museum: 17th century
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a pack pony bell collar in use

Sound of the Bell Collar

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pack pony bell collar from Kendal Museum, photo Maggie Dickinson
Photo by Maggie Dickinson of the pack pony bell collar in Kendal Museum

The collar consists of a leather body carrying the main bell, which rings out clearly, and four big "rumble" bells with a loose piece of metal inside which make a continuous "chuckle" as the pony moves.


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Last updated 23 May, 2021 .
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