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Posted 5 years ago


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Here is a Vintage Wood and Metal Chime. The back is marked DEAGAN PLATE CHIME 181, Several Patent dates, but the last date is 1925.
Not sure what these were used for, if you know pass it on.

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 5 years ago
    I've seen these used as radio chimes- used by the radio show as an identifier for the station itself , ( think of the old chime sound for NBC), or for a feature like the news, or also as sound effects. I'm sure they were used for lots of other things, theaters, schools, etc.
  2. collector4evr collector4evr, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the info.
  3. too_much_stuff, 5 years ago
    Just some random thoughts about this item.
    Back in the late 1800s up until the late 1920s in large mansions, chimes were sometimes used to signal the servants. In estates that may have had a dozen or more maids, cooks, butlers, each would have a series of tones that would either call or send employees to other parts of the mansion.
    Also think of large religious organizations, such as Monks or Sisters, a chime like this could be used to communicate various activities, such as call to meals, religious services.
    hope this is of some use.
  4. collector4evr collector4evr, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the info.
  5. collector4evr collector4evr, 5 years ago
    kerry10456 & miKKoChristmas

    Thank you
  6. collector4evr collector4evr, 5 years ago

    Thank you
  7. collector4evr collector4evr, 5 years ago
    Thank you for the love
  8. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    Your musical instrucment a Xylophone was patented by John Deagan of Chicago Ill. on July 24, 1917.
  9. collector4evr collector4evr, 5 years ago
    Thank you for the information and the love.

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