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Kenneth G. Fiske Museum 

Percussion

 

Drums and Timpani

P5 Side drum, Anonymous, United States origin, ca. 1890.  Gut snares, single-tension.

P6 Side drum, Conn Co., Elkhart, Indiana, ca. 1915.  Metal snares, double-tension.

P7 Side drum, Leedy Manufacturing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, ca. 1920.  Gut snares, single-tension.

P3 Field drum, Ludwig & Ludwig, Chicago, ca. 1920.  Metal snares.

P4 Bass drum, Anonymous, 1861.  Marked: “Post No. 6, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Relic of 1861, 51 O.V.V.I., 104 O.V.I., 178 O.V.Il”

P1 Timpani (for cavalry use), J. W. Pepper, Premier model, after 1893.  Copper body, screw tension with two handles possibly designed or made by Higham co., Manchester.

P2 Timpani (for cavalry use), J. W. Pepper, Premier model, after 1893.  Copper body, screw tension with two handles possibly designed or made by Higham co., Manchester.

 

Xylophones and Marimba

P8 Xylophone, Deagan, Chicago, early 20th century.  21/4 octaves, chromatic compass f-c2.

P9 Xylophone, Anonymous, United States, early 20th century.  2 octaves, diatonic compass g-g2.

P50 Marimba, J. C. Deagan, Chicago, style no. 38, 1939-42. 

 

Musical Glasses

P40 Grand Harmonicon or musical glasses in goblet form, Frances H. Smith, Baltimore, 1831, serial no. 23862.  24 glasses four of which are missing.  Includes Frances Smith’s Preceptor for the Musical Glasses (Baltimore, 1831).

P46 Musical Glasses in goblet form, FHR, Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia, 20th century.  25 glasses three of which are missing originally placed on a wooden platform.

 

Cymbals

P31 Cymbal, Anonymous, 20th century.  Small orchestral cymbal.

P30 Tong-cymbals, Ludwig, Chicago, 20th century.  Two small cymbals attached to a metal holder for playing with one hand.

 

Bells

P13 Cowbell, Blum Manufacturing Co., Collinsville, Illinois, 20th century.  “Holstein Bell no. 2, Die & Former for Shaping Patented.”  Oval-shaped with bronze clapper.

P14 Cowbell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Oval-shaped, missing clapper.

P15 Cowbell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Oval-shaped, missing clapper.

P16 Cowbell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Oval-shaped, missing clapper.

P17 Metal bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Cup-shaped.

P18 Metal bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Cup-shaped.

P19 Metal bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Cup-shaped, missing clapper.

P20 Dinner bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Cup-shaped, silver.

P21 “Seaman’s” bell, Cup-shaped, anchor handle.

P22 “Flower” bell, R. K. Blue, Hill, Maine, 20th century.  Cup-shaped, pottery.

P24 Closed bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden, closed form with a handle.

P25 Closed bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden, closed form with a handle.

P26 Closed bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden, closed form with a handle.

P27 Closed bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden, closed form with a handle.

P28 Closed bell, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden, closed form with a handle.

P29 Sleigh bells, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  3 bells attached to a belt.

P34 Bell, TC, United States, 20th century.  Tin, open, oval-shaped with wooden handle.

P35 Bell, TC, United States, 20th century.  Tin, open, oval-shaped with wooden handle.

P49 Sleigh bells, Anonymous, United States origin, 20th century. 30 bells attached to a belt.

 

Miscellaneous

Cystallophone, Triangle, Rattle, Ratchet, Castanets, Jew’s harp, Pop gun, “Welcome” harp, Tambourine, Scraper, Sistrum, Bones

P10 Cystallophone, J. Pressman & Co., New York, 20th century.  12 glass tubes mounted on a wooden frame with one beater.  Called “Zellophone.”

P11 Triangle, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Iron, 11 cm.

P12 Triangle, William F. Ludwig, Chicago, 20th century.  Stainless steel, 9 cm.

P23 Rattle, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden base with handle having two metal tambourine jingles attached by screws.

P32 Ratchet, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Metal.

P33 Ratchet, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden.

P36 Castanets, Slingerland, Chicago, 20th century.  Black plastic.

P37 Jew’s harp, Smith, England, 20th century.  “Eagle Brand.”

P38 Jew’s harp, Smith, England, 20th century.  Small size.

P39 Pop gun, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Small cork fitted to the open end of a cylinder attached to a plunger with a string.

P41 “Welcome” harp, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Lyre-shaped harp with seven metal strings played by metal balls at the end of metal strips.

P42 Jawbone rattle, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Wooden rattle painted red made in the shape of the lower jaw of a mule.

P43 Tambourine, Nu-way, United States, 20th century.  Signed “Curtiss Janssen, Minonk, Ill.”; signed by members of the All College Glee Club.

P44 Scraper, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Brown and yellow wooden tube.

P45 Sistrum, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  U-shaped metal frame with two metal rods holding discs and circular blades, wooden handle.

P47 Scraper, Anonymous, United States, 20th century.  Notched circular piece of wood on a wooden dowel painted green, red, and white with handle.

P54 Bones, Joe Birl, Phildelphia, 1950s.  Wooden “Rhythm Bones.”