EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY COLLECTION OF HISTORIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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List J1: Xylophones, Cymbals and Bells

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Concussed idiophones
(1077)Bones.Possibly late 19th or early 20th century.
(1669)Claves.Possibly Central America, c 1920.
(1255)Clave.Probably mid 20th century.
(2421)Slapstick.Probably mid 20th century.
(1200)Slapstick.Premier, second quarter of 20th century.
(2905)Slapstick.Probably J. Blades, c 1920.
(2904)Whip effect.James Blades, probably mid 20th century.
(2907)Whip effect.James Blades and C. Blades, second quarter of 20th century.
(184)Castanets.Probably late 19th century.
(1256)Castanets.Probably mid 20th century.
(3639)Handle castanets.Probably mid 20th century.
(2422)Handle castanets.Probably mid 20th century.
(2909)Handle castanets.Probably mid 20th century.
(2908)Mounted castanets.James Blades, probably mid 20th century.
(1778)Horse's hoof effect.Probably mid 20th century.
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Cymbals
(3642)Pair of `antique' cymbals.Probably mid 20th century.
(2664/1)Choke cymbal, 6*half-inch diameter.Circa 1930.
(2664/2)Choke cymbal, 6*half-inch diameter.Circa 1930.
(2418/2)Cymbal, 7*half-inch diameter.Premier, c 1925.
(2418/1)Cymbal, 7*half-inch diameter.Premier, c 1925.
(1189)Cymbal, 8-inch diameter.Probably second quarter of 20th century.
(2396)Pair of choke cymbals, 8-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(3326)Cymbal, 9-inch diameter.Possibly early 19th century.
(2424)Cymbal, 10-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(3636/1)Sock cymbal, 10-inch diameter.Premier, Britain, probably mid 20th century.
(3325/2)Cymbal, 10-inch diameter.Possibly early 19th century.
(3325/1)Cymbal, 10-inch diameter.Possibly early 19th century.
(1782)Cymbal, 11-inch diameter.Boosey and Hawkes, London, second quarter of 20th century.
(1656/1)Cymbal, 11*half-inch diameter.Premier, Britain, c 1935.
(2425)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(2401/2)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.Circa 1950.
(2393)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(1188)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.probably mid 20th century.
(2401/1)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.Circa 1950.
(1656/2)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.Avedis Zildjian, U.S.A., c 1935.
(2892/1)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.Premier, mid 20th century.
(2394)Cymbal, 12-inch diameter.K. Zildjian, Turkey, probably mid 20th century.
(1657)Crash cymbal, 12-inch diameter.Avedis Zildjian Co, Turkey, c 1925.
(2426)Cymbal, 13-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(3630)Mounted Chinese cymbal, 13-inch diameter.First quarter of the 20th century.
(2892/2)Cymbal, 14-inch diameter.Probably 1900 - 1920.
(1187)Cymbal, 15-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(4398)Pair of cymbals, 15-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(2671/1)Cymbal, 16-inch diameter.K. Zildjian, Constantinople, c 1935.
(2671/2)Cymbal, 17-inch diameter.K. Zildjian, Constantinople, c 1920.
(2420)Sock cymbals, tongs-mounted pair, 5-inch diameter.Circa 1920.
(1190)Sock cymbals, spring-mounted pair, 8-inch diameter.Circa 1930.
(1191)Sock cymbals, tongs-mounted pair, 6-inch diameter.First quarter of 20th century.
(3636/2)Sizzle cymbal, 10-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(2395)Sizzle cymbal, 11-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(2663)Sizzle cymbal, 11*half-inch diameter.K. Zildjian, Constantinople, c 1925.
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Percussion sticks
(1741)Triangle, 6 inches.England, c 1975.
(1739)Triangle, 8 inches.Circa 1975.
(3633)Triangle, 8 inches.Second quarter of 20th century.
(1740)Triangle, 8 inches.Circa 1975.
(2672)Triangle, 8 inches.Probably mid 20th century.
(3260)Chime bars, set of 8.James Blades, 1935.
(1775)Xylophone.Possibly Premier or Besson & Co, c 1935.
Percussion plaques
(1748/J1)Mounted chime bar in B.by Rose Morris, c 1975.
(1749/J1)Mounted chime bar in G.by Rose Morris, c 1975.
(1687)Double note anvil effect in B-flat.Probably mid 20th century.
(2902)Mounted chime bars.Probably mid 20th century.
(2106)Mounted chime bars in E-flat and E.Probably mid 20th century.
(2906)Mounted bars, possibly from vibraphone, in F, diatonic.Attributed to Deagan (bars only), c 1919.
(1633)Glass glockenspiel in E-flat, diatonic.19th century.
(2406)Glockenspiel.Germany, probably mid 20th century.
(1208)Glockenspiel.Possibly Germany, probably mid 20th century.
(1209)Glockenspiel.Early 1920s.
(1207)Glockenspiel.First quarter of 20th century.
(558)Lyra glockenspiel.Hawkes & Son, London, c 1900 {3798}.
(1640)Glockenspiel or dulcitone [resonated metallophone].Britain, c 1925.
(2674)Glockenspiel.Possibly L. Binckes, London, 19th century.
(1791)Vibraphone.Premier, c 1928.
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Percussion tubes
(1178)Tubular bell in F-sharp.Boosey and Hawkes, London, probably mid 20th century.
(1176)Tubular bell in G.Hawkes & Son, London, probably early 20th century.
(1177)Pair of tubular bells in A-flat and D.Premier, Britain, probably mid 20th century.
(1175)Set of tubular bells.Probably mid 20th century.
(1174)Set of tubular bells.Probably mid 20th century.
(1642)Tubaphone.Britain, c 1925.
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Gongs
(1750)Tam-tam, 20-inch diameter.Probably mid 20th century.
(2889)Tam-tam, 30-inch diameter.China, c 1930.
(1644)Tam-tam, 36-inch diameter.China, c 1950 - 1960.
(1667)Gong in G-sharp.Possibly European, 1899 (?).
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Bells
(2665)Wood block.First half of 20th century.
(3629)Woodblock with attachment.Probably mid 20th century.
(1658)Wood block.Britain, c 1920.
(2398)Wood block, double-ended.Probably mid 20th century.
(2912)Wood block, double-ended.China, modern.
(1777)Wood-block, double-ended.Probably mid 20th century.
(2400)Cowbell.First quarter of 20th century.
(2666)Cowbell.First half of 20th century.
(1781)Cowbell.Probably mid 20th century.
(2399)Cowbell.First quarter of 20th century.
(3632)Pair of cowbells and mount.Second quarter of 20th century.
(479)Fragment of bell. 
(1602)Set of 8 bells.19th century.
(190)Set of 11 bells in B-flat, diatonic.Possibly William Bryden & Son, Probably Edinburgh, probably 1858.
(1651)Temple block.China, c 1930.
(1650)Temple block.China, c 1930.
(3625), (3626), (3627), (3628)Set of 4 temple blocks.Possibly Premier, mid 1930s.
(1184)Set of 4 temple blocks.Probably mid 20th century.
(2397)Set of 4 temple blocks.Probably mid 20th century.
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Indirectly struck idiophones
(2427)Flexatone.Playatone Co, New York, first quarter of the 20th century.
(2901)Flexatone.Playatone Co, New York, second quarter of the 20th century.
(6110)Châpeau chinois [Turkish crescent or jingling johnny].Probably France, 19th century.(Frank Tomes Collection)
(1744)Sleigh bells.Circa 1975.
(2402)Hi-hat mounted jingles.Third quarter of 20th century.
(2128)Pair of Maracas.Possibly Britain, c 1935.
(2129)Washboard.Besson & Co, c 1935.
(2423)Ratchet.First quarter of 20th century.
(2899)Ratchet.Probably mid 20th century.
(1199)Ratchet.First quarter of 20th century.
(2898)Ratchet.dated 1918.
(2900)Ratchet.First quarter of 20th century.
(1169)Wind machine.Circa 1920.
(1170)Rain machine.Circa 1920.
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Miscellaneous related items
(1211/J1)Cymbal support. 
(3658)Cymbal support.Circa 1920.
(3659)Cymbal bracket.Circa 1920.
(3631)Tray mount for cymbal.Circa 1920.
(3660)Cymbal support rod.Circa 1920.
(2892/3)Foot cymbal holder, snowshoe type.Possibly James Blades, 1900 - 1920.
(2418/3)Foot cymbal holder, snowshoe type.Circa 1925.
(2419)Foot cymbal holder.Premier, c 1930.
(3637)Foot cymbal holder.Premier, c 1930.
(1656/3)Foot cymbal holder.Possibly Avedis Zildjian, Probably U.S.A., c 1935.
(2401/3)Hi-hat mechanism.Boosey & Hawkes, England, c 1950.
(1259)Holster; lyra glockenspiel.Probably mid 20th century.
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