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Clair Omar Musser’s Canterbury Marimba Comments Off on Clair Omar Musser’s Canterbury Marimba

Clair Omar Musser’s Canterbury Marimba

  (2011-08-01) Acquired from Leigh Howard Stevens The Canterbury marimbas and vibraphones were the premier instruments designed by Clair Omar Musser for his company, Musser Marimbas, Inc., during the...

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Deagan Model 54 Masterpiece Marimba Comments Off on Deagan Model 54 Masterpiece Marimba

Deagan Model 54 Masterpiece Marimba

(2003-03-01) Donated by the Family of Martin Edwin Trapp, Jr. Manufactured between 1934 and 1939, the Deagan 50 Series “Masterpiece” marimbas were designed not only for tonal excellence, but also to be both...

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Deagan Model No. 50 Caprice Marimba Comments Off on Deagan Model No. 50 Caprice Marimba

Deagan Model No. 50 Caprice Marimba

The Deagan Caprice marimba, model number 50, was a short-lived, top-line instrument manufactured between 1946 and 1949. This model re-introduced the use of metal in the construction of Deagan marimbas after...

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Deagan Diana Marimba

  (2004-04-01) Donated by William L. and Mary Louise Hawkins Manufactured by J. C. Deagan, Inc., the Diana (Model Number 40) marimba design was introduced in 1938 as “An Irresistible Combination of...

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Deagan King George Marimba Comments Off on Deagan King George Marimba

Deagan King George Marimba

  Donated by Carroll Bratman Manufactured by the J. C. Deagan Co., 1934 in 1934, Clair Omar Musser began to organize his 100-piece marimba ensemble known as the International Marimba Symphony Orchestra...

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Deagan Marimba-Xylophone, Model 4724 Comments Off on Deagan Marimba-Xylophone, Model 4724

Deagan Marimba-Xylophone, Model 4724

(2010-08-01) Donated by Caryl Rae Hancock During the first few decades of the 20th century, the J. C. Deagan Company of Chicago manufactured a wide variety of mallet keyboard instruments. Among these was the...

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Deagan Steel Marimbaphone, Model 7015 Comments Off on Deagan Steel Marimbaphone, Model 7015

Deagan Steel Marimbaphone, Model 7015

(2004-03-01) Donated by Charles H. Trexlor, III and Carl D. Sarine Manufactured during the first few decades of the 20th century, Deagan’s marimbaphones were designed as novelty instruments for use on the...

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Deagan “Roundtop” Orchestra Bells

(1993-01-11) Donated by Carroll Bratman Manufactured during the early decades of the 20th Century, the J. C. Deagan Company’s “Roundtop” Orchestra Bells are considered the highest quality...

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Deagan Song Bells Comments Off on Deagan Song Bells

Deagan Song Bells

(1995-06-01) Donated by Edwin L. Gerhardt J. C. Deagan, Inc. manufactured their Song Bells from 1918-1924. These bells were designed to be used primarily as a solo instrument, but were marketed as an...

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Deagan Model 30 Vibraharp

(1994-05-01) Donated by Ward Durrett Manufactured by the J. C. Deagan Company during the brief timespan of 1938–42, the Model 30 Vibraharp was designed as a lightweight, portable instrument. From the...

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Deagan Drummers’ Special Xylophone Comments Off on Deagan Drummers’ Special Xylophone

Deagan Drummers’ Special Xylophone

  On loan from Randall Eyles The J.C. Deagan company manufactured many different types of xylophones designed for a wide variety of uses. The Drummers’ Special was intended for use as an accessory...

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