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Object ID 001037

Object Name Playskool Xylophone

Object Desc 11 inches tall with a red top, yellow sides, and a black bottom, this Playskool bell set has four bells in the center. SIlver bells sit atop different color wood planks, one red, yellow, blue, and green.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000911a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 16

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Playskool,xylophones,toys,musical instruments,

Title Playskool Xylophone

Description A black base, with two yellow wooden poles and a red wooden top hold four metal rods that each have a bell on them. The bells are on top of four different colored wooden planks. One is red, one yellow, one blue, one green. On top in the red wood is a red hammer, which should be used to ring each bell by hitting the colored wood.


Approx Collection Date

Height 11

Length 10.5

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY911a measures at 11" high, by 10.5" long, and 4" wide. CMY911b is 6.5" tall and 2" wide.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Playskool

Maker Details The Playskool Institute was established by Lucille King in 1901 as a division of the John Schroeder Lumber Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. King, an employee at the company, developed wooden toys to use as teaching aids for children in the classroom.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY911a-b



Date OCT 23,2013

Summary Poor

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes The foundation is very wobly, as well as much paint is coming off of this. The bells also lack to make sound. However the Playskool logo is still prominently displayed and is in excellent shape. Just looking at it, the piece looks good but under further expection it needs alot of work.


Date OCT 25,2013

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

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 16 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin