Item #812T- Vintage Bell Trading Co. Solid Copper Native Symbols Cuff Bracelet

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Item #812T- Vintage Bell Trading Co. Solid Copper Native Symbols Cuff Bracelet

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Solid vintage Bell Trading Co. multi symbols copper bracelet. The bracelet displays a dog, a man, a Thunderbird, an arrowhead, and crossed arrows across the face of the cuff. Made for the early tourist trade, Bell Trading mass produced these bracelets using a machine press. They would start with a strip of copper that had a black film applied. The copper strips would be put into the press and the tool-dye would punch the designs into the copper. The copper would be polished across the face which would also clean the raised areas showing the symbols with the black background.

The bracelet measures 1" wide with an inner circumference of 5 3/8" plus a 1 1/8" opening. It will fit a 6 3/8" to 6 1/2" wrist as is and can be easily adjusted to fit between a 6 1/8" to 6 3/4" wrist if desired. The bracelet weighs 30.6 grams (1.08 oz or 0.98 ozt). It is hallmarked with a Bell Symbol encircled with SOLID COPPER by the Bell Trading Co. The bracelet is in excellent shape for it age and will be, if not already, a collector's item.  $42.95