Centennial Castanets

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Centennial Castanets
ca. 1876
Wood, iron, tin, brass, paper
Overall: 1 1/2 x 11 x 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 27.9 x 3.8 cm )
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1 876
Set of wooden castanets consisting of central turned handle connected to two fixed rectangular lengths of wood with curved ends; each piece also flanked by two lengths of wood (of the same size and shape), loosely connected by tinned sheet iron escutcheons attached with brass rivets; outside of pieces of wood covered in paper printed in red and blue; when castanets are shaken, attached lengths of wood knock against central piece and create clicking noise.
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Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
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According to accession records, these castanets were used during the centennial celebration, July 4, 1876.
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group