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Cymbal

Cymbal

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Description

This cymbal was made in the United States, around 1900 to 1910. It is made of brass.

This cymbal was used by William T. Armstrong (1879-1965), orchestra leader and musician in vaudeville and silent film theaters. Armstrong grew up in South River, New Jersey and began playing drums at the age of 14. He continued his musical career through the mid-1910s, after which, Armstrong began work in banking and finance. This artifact is part of a collection of drums, sound effect instruments, and other percussion instruments used by Armstrong.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cymbal
date made
1900-1910
place made
United States
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 12 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 32.385 cm
ID Number
1984.0335.43
catalog number
1984.0335.43
accession number
1984.0335
Credit Line
Gift of Pamela A. Carlin and Evelyn A. Mark in memory of William T. Armstrong
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National Museum of American History
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