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Issued by:
Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, American, 1859 - 1996  Search this
Received by:
Leo LaRue, American, 1918 - 2002  Search this
Manufactured by:
J.C. Deagan Company, American  Search this
metal and wood
chimes: 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. (21 x 31.1 x 7.3 cm)
mallet: 1 x 1 x 8 1/2 in. (2.5 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm)
musical instruments
Place used:
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, United States, North and Central America
mid-20th century
This dinner chime has four gold-colored metal chimes mounted above large brown tubular resonators. The resonators, in conjunction with the chimes, increase in width and depth as the notes progressively deepen in pitch. The four gold chime plates are engraved with the following message (a break in text means the line is on the subsequent chime plate): [Presented to/ Leo LaRue/ AS A MEMENTO FROM HIS MANY FRIENDS/ on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe]. 2012.93.2 is the included striking mallet, which has more wear than the dinner chime set, but matches it in color and appearance.
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ina Mae LaRue
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture