A set of four unusual vintage cast metal Christmas bell ornaments with lyre or harp shape handles. They're painted red, green, blue, and silver and are 2-1/2 inches high. All have metal clappers and they make a pleasant ringing sound. Very nice condition with no damage and very little finish wear.
The inside rims are marked "Bruce Pat. App. For". I have my own set of these bells in the original mail order box from Bruce Industries of Plantsville Conn. The lack of zip codes on the label and the use of 1938 stamps suggests that they were made in the late 1930s to early 1940s. The company made die cast products in zinc and aluminum.
Set 4 Bruce Metal Bells With Lyres Christmas Ornaments