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Vintage Kid-size Minstrel Style Bones, set of 3
Set of 3 Vintage Kid-size Minstrel Style Bones.
Short kid-size vintage musical bones
Authentic minstrel-style bones for kids, players with small hands - or anyone who likes short bones.
Ideal for players with small hands
These are natural products, no two are alike
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Rare vintage item:
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matched set of 3
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Vintage Kid-size Minstrel Style Bones
Set of 3 bones (5-1/2" length), possibly
The rosewood and walnut bones appear to be made the old-fashion way - scraped, not sanded. They might have been crafted by the same maker. The ebony bone, however, is typically glossy and smooth. I think it might have been shortened from a full-size bone.
This set was associated with a set of 3
Vintage Rosewood Minstrel Style Bones
How Old Are They?
Since they are associated with the Vintage Rosewood Minstrel Style Bones, they could possibly date from the 1880s or 1890s. But that is just a guess. In any event, the set of 3 kid-size bones are substantial hardwoods that generate the kinetic energy you need to make them rattle easily. A young'un doing living history could hardly find a more authentic handful of kid-size vintage instruments!
Minstrel Show FAQs...
Figures are approximate (but pretty darn close)--
Thickness: 1/4", 3/1/6", and 3/8"
Composition: Possibly ebony, rosewood & walnut hardwood
Finish: Smooth and glossy
Weight: .4, .8, & 1.4 oz each. 2.5 oz all 3
Camber (arc): 28 degrees
Design: Minstrel Style
Fine Crafted Instruments: Possibly ebony, rosewood & walnut hardwood.
Set of 3 Vintage Kid-size Bones: Extremely rare item.
Authentic Vintage Items: Great for living history events.
Minstrel Style Design: Still popular after 150 years.
Short Length: Ideal for kids, but might be too short for most adults.
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