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Vintage Ebony Minstrel Style Bones
Matched Set of 4 Vintage Ebony Minstrel Style Bones. [Photo: Actual Product]

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Matched set of 4 w/repaired cracks.
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List Price: $250.00
Bargain Bin Price: $124.99 matched set (2 pairs)
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Here's what you get: Two pairs (4 individual bones). That's enough to rattle 4 bones in one hand (like in the photo) or one pair in each hand.

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Product Code: B-100A1-36

Description Technical Specs
Vintage Ebony Minstrel Style Bones
Matched set of 4 w/repaired cracks

This matched set of ebony minstrel style bones was acquired in January 2020 from an antique dealer who purchased them at an estate sale.
"I acquired these at an estate sale in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, where I'm from. I don't know anything about them. They were in a bag marked 'musical bones,' and I have 2 sets of them."


Fine ebony finish. Excellent condition aside from repaired cracks in three of the four bones.

How Old Are They?
The 1897 Sears catalog sold sets of seven-inch ebony bones and these might be one of them. I always like to think my vintage ebony and rosewood bones date back to the Civil War, even if it is just wishful thinking.
  • Vintage Instruments: Ebony hardwood.
  • Matched Set: 2 pairs, 4 individual bones.
  • Minstrel Style Design: Still popular after 150 years.

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