Circus Bell Wagon Charm Sterling Silver
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Christmas and bell wagons! Bring home the magic of the iconic, historical bell wagons with Xinar’s silver Circus Bell Wagon charm. This sterling silver Christmas charm features all the classic attributes of the circus wagon, including symmetrical and highly-detailed wheels. In addition, this three-dimensional casting measuring 3/8″ x 1 1/8″ is more significant than your usual sterling silver charm. An absolute scene-stealer if you add to a Christmas bracelet edit, necklaces, and more.
The circus wagon was part of a more extensive system created to transport an entire circus from city to city. The Ringling Bros. famously used large circus transport systems, including animals, trainers, and other sideshow attractions.
The P.T. Barnum Circus had become so huge by 1872 that it was agreed that it would only perform in large venues and travel by rail. So they devised a mechanism for loading circus wagons into railroad flat carriages. They designed a system of ropes and pulleys using a system of inclined planes called runs and crossover plates between cars. They pulled the wagons up the run with horses, then hitched a second team to bring it down the hill with cars (flats). Off-loading was similar to loading, except that a snubber post was used to help slow the carts’ fall down the run.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 3/8″ x 1 1/8″
• Weight – 4.8 grams
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included