box cog rattle

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: tarapata
Classification: 1 Idiophones / 11 Struck idiophones / 112 Indirectly struck idiophones / 112.2 Scraped idiophones / 112.24 Scraped wheels or cog rattles
Maker: Kalita Wojciech
Date: 1878
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec (deposit)
Inventory number: MS/32/Dep.
Description: a cubical body with two round resonance holes standing on three legs; on its top a cogged roller turned with a crank with two rows of seven cogs which are alternately catching seven resilient wooden tongues that in turn struck the top plate of the body
Measurements: 955 x 395 x 850 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Inscriptions: Wojciech Kalita 1878 r.
Performance practice: to signal important events, e.g. municipal authorities' directives
Catalog card by: MLIM / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

cog rattle; rec. Museum of Sound

<< Back