Vintage OCARINA "SWEET POTATO" Musical Instrument, Box! - (eBay item 290182582620 end time Nov-23-07 20:38:34 PST)
This key of E ocarina or "sweet potato" musical instrument in original box was manufactured by the toy division of The Waterbury Button Company, Waterbury, Conn., U.S.A. The box says, "Easy to Play. This genuine Waterbury Ocarina produces a rich, flute-like music. Accurately made of durable, sanitary plastics for perfect tone...easy to play."
It also says the playing instruction are in the box, but they're long gone as is one end of the box. It says, "Start Your Own "Sweet Potato" Band. After you learn to play the Ocarina, teach your friends and form your own Ocarina Band. Ocarinas are featured in the movies, on the radio and by leading orchestras."
The metal reed has some patina, otherwise the ocarina looks like new. The original box has great fifties vintage graphics.
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