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Object ID 000870

Object Name Party Chimes

Object Desc Red cardboard box with the words "party chimes" printed at the top in yellow and a picture of the chime below.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000787a-p

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Christmas Decorations


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 11

Object Date 1950s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Christmas decoration,Party Chimes,bell toys,

Title Party Chimes

Description Red cardboard box (CMY787a-b) and lid with the words "party chimes" printed at the top. Box lid also has an image of the assembled chimes and text describing the brass chimes, their use, and what they do when lit. Box contains tissue paper and 14-piece party chimes (c-p). 787c is the round metal base, 787d is the center upright support and could not be numbered. 787e is the cylinder which sits on top of the center support. 787f is the three-spoked piece which holds the three chimes. 787g is the rotating blade piece. 787h-i are the chimes. 787j is the horse, 787k is the fish, 787l is the chicken. 787m-p are the four white wax candles and are also not numbered. Chimes are made of brass. Set easily comes apart for storage. Side of box states set was made in Japan by Commodore. Price tag on box lid is marked 59-cents.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 0

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are for the cardboard box. When chimes are assembled they measure 5.25" tall and 2.75" wide at base.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Commodore

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY787a-p



Date JUL 23,2013

Summary Very Good

Assessor Jordan Beres

Notes The box looks a bit rough, but it is only missing one piece and still works when put all together, and even has the orginal packaging on the inside as well.


Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway shelf from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Hallway shelf - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 from Hallway Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin