Bell Lyra

Bell Lyra

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Description
This glockenspiel was made by an undetermined maker, probably in the United States, around 1945-1949. This two-octave lyre-shaped glockenspiel, or bell lyra, is made of tuned metal bars mounted on a metal frame with red felt cushioning underneath the bars. The bars are stamped with corresponding notes. The bell lyre is intended for use by marching bands, carried on a pole that fits into a belt worn by the player, and the bars struck with a mallet.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
glockenspiel
date made
1945-1949
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 25 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 68.58 cm x 64.77 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
1996.0271.01
catalog number
1996.0271.01
accession number
1996.0271
Credit Line
Gift of Ella H. and Herbert H. Wright
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Percussion
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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