Ocarina

Ocarina

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Ocarina
Bakelite Ocarina
date made
after 1940
maker
Waterbury Button Company
place made
United States: Connecticut
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
bakelite (overall material)
Measurements
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
1981.0976.56
catalog number
1981.0976.56
patent number
2,195,992
accession number
1981.0976
Credit Line
Gift of Union Carbide Corporation
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