This set of six vintage cast metal Christmas bell ornaments come in their original mail order box. They're painted green, blue, pink, and silver and are 2-1/4 inches high. Three are shaped like cowbells, the other three are handled hand or dinner type bells. 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". The plain cardboard box has a shipping label 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.