Bakelite Ocarina

Bakelite Ocarina

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The “Patent / 2,195,992” inscription on this Bakelite ocarina refers to George Albert Mausolf (1896-1962), a resident of Waterbury, Conn., who obtained a patent on the form, and assigned it to the Waterbury Button Co.
Ref: George A. Mausolf, “Ocarina,” U.S. Patent 2,195,992 (April 2, 1940), assigned to the Waterbury Button Company.
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Object Name
Bakelite Ocarina
date made
after 1940
Waterbury Button Company
place made
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
bakelite (overall material)
overall: 70 mm x 45 mm x 165 mm; 2 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in
overall: 2 in x 6 1/4 in x 3 in; 5.08 cm x 15.875 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Union Carbide Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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