Tuesday, November 8, 2011
COLLECTION #93: Toy Musical Instruments
I have lots of musical instruments in my home, and a few of them are toys. (I also have some small versions of a few instruments, but I don't consider them toys). These little instruments are quite colorful and cute, and they all really work. The little xylophone is quite old (probably pre-1920) and is from Germany. I bought it about 40 years ago, and was one of my first 'antique' purchases. I love the little tin ukulele, and my two accordions. ( I actually have a third, that's packed away in the garage, I'll have to dig it out and photograph it later.)
Magnus Company, and how the bagpipe was made. Magnus made toy harmonicas and accordions too, and the little gray accordion is also by Magnus.