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Offline compline

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Percussion instruments.
« on: April 28, 2019, 11:20:16 AM »
Please can anyone identify this  wooden percussion instrument? 
It is probably an obsolete one, but perhaps can still be known.
Thanks.

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Offline Bob

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Re: Percussion instruments.
«Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 07:57:48 PM »
Cajon?  Except it doesn't quite look like one.  Maybe a wooden handle for the snare on/off on a cajon?

Something homemade?  Or just an enclosure, like this music box?
https://www.amazon.com/Hand-cranked-Music-Wooden-Puncher-Paper/dp/B01F8KC1VW


The holes must be for air/sound.  Unless it's a box for holding sticks, but then what's the crank arm for?


Where's the pic from?  Can you get any more info from the group or the performance, ie the piece of music they were playing?  There's a snare, but that could be for a different piece... Then again, percussionists are usually setting up just for the piece they're playing next....   And is that a timpani on the upper right?

Those holes look pretty small if they're supposed to let sound out....
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«Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 03:09:05 AM »
Looks like a kind of ratchet instrument, I will ask around for you.
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Offline compline

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Re: Percussion instruments.
«Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 04:10:35 AM »
Yes, I agree, it looks like a kind of ratchet instrument.
Thanks , Lostinidlewonder,  for offering to make enquiries.


To answer Bob's question,  The original poster from another site, said his ''Stepfather is passionate about classical music. Attends classical music events on regular basis.
A couple weeks ago sent me the attached photo and asked me what in the world was that.
Mentioned it was making crunch-/crack-like sounds.''


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Re: Percussion instruments.
«Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 08:03:29 AM »
I think I found it or something that's it essentially.

Ratchet in a resonator box.

https://kolberg.com/en/products/instruments/percussion/ratchets/ratchets-with-crank-and-resonator-box/6596/ratchet-with-crank-resonator-box?c=1562


Yeah, you can even see that center hole in the pic above.  I see... That center hole metal piece is probably to tighten it to a stand so it's free standing.



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Offline compline

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Re: Percussion instruments.
«Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 01:01:52 PM »


Great find Bob!
That certainly does look like the percussion instrument in question.
I'm very  pleased with your find. Thank you.  Thank you.  :) :-*
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«Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 10:49:32 AM »
ahah good detective work bob.
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