Musical Instrument Museum

Room 14

There are 21 instruments and 3 video links in this room

(top) One-string lute ektar, India 2014

(bottom) Musical ruler by Wieden & Kennedy, made in China for the UK, 2014

Christmas chimes by VEB Thüringer Glasschmuck, Germany (DDR), 1980s

Cigar-box zither by Ian Summers, 2015

Bell harp, England, late 1800s, watch video

Cigar-box guitar by Hinkler, made in China for the UK, 2015

Steel-strung acoustic guitar (no label), Italy (?), c. 1960, watch video

Glockenspiel, England, c. 1980

Top to bottom:

Alto crumhorn from a kit by the Early Music Shop, England, 2013, watch video

Pipe with membrane reed, made in China (?) for the UK, 2014

12-hole ocarina by Ocarina Wind, USA, 2014

Left to right:

Plastic emergency whistle by R Perry & Co, England, c. 2010

Air Raid Precautions whistle by J Hudson & Co, England, c. 1940

Military whistle by Adie Bros, England, 1940

Police whistle by J Hudson & Co, England, c. 1885




Set of chime bars by Robin Reed, made in China for the UK, 2015

Galton whistle by Edelmann, Germany, c. 1900


(left) Child's racquet / frame drum, made in China for the UK, c. 2000

(right) Child's melodica by Bontempi, Italy, c. 2000


Didjeridu semprong, Indonesia, c. 2000

by Ian Summers

ian.r.summers[at]btinternet.com

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Miniature Stylophone by Re:Creation (licensed from Dubreq), UK, c. 2010