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Object ID 003481

Object Name Bob Burns Kazooed Bazooka

Object Desc Slide funnel kazoo toy with label identifying it as a Bob Burns model.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003117

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JUL 1,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement Charles & Karen Schudson

Location Room 1, Shelf 14

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords toys,musical instrument,Bob Burns,kazoo,Bazooka,

Title Bob Burns Kazooed Bazooka

Description Gold metal slide kazoo with lable on funnel end: Bob Burns Kazooed Bazooka patent pending with a picture of a man playing it, M. Pochapin Inc. NY Made in USA


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 13

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker M. M. Pochapin

Maker Details M.M. Pochapin was a bit of an eccentric. He is described in the August, 1936 issue of Time Magazine as a kazoo salesman. His eponymous corporation manufactured the "Bob Burns Kazooed Bazooka", a foot long kazoo-like noise-maker. Bob Burns of Van Buren, Arkansas, was a leading entertainer in movies and on radio in the 1930's and'40's. His own radio program was called"The Arkansas Traveler"....He made the name "Bazooka" famous when he invented an instrument that was played much like the DIGIRIDOO except that his instrument had a slide. The "KAZOOED BAZOOKA" is a scaled down version of the BAZOOKA with a KAZOO membrane inside and is played by humming rather than blowing.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3117



Date JUL 1,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes A couple adhesive stains and a little loss of paint.


Date JUL 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Speakeasy Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUL 1,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUL 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 14 from Toy Window Exhibit - automatic entry by admin



Date JUL 1,2015

Notes donated by Charles & Kaen Schudson 1430 Vista Montana Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336-4743