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Subiaco Museum > Records

GRAMOPHONE: TOY 'BINGOLA' 1

c. 1950
Overview

Children's toy mechanical (clockwork) gramophone with wind-up key at side. Painted cream tin outer covering decorated with angels, bells, toys, birds etc. Turntable of green metal with slightly textured surface. Arm fits into circular hole on top; has three elbows and round device to hold needle (missing). Gramophone played 'Little Tots Nursery Tunes'. (Reg. No. 01.33) The 'Bingola' was used and played by children living at and visiting 'Mumberkine', a farm house near Jennacubbine via Goomalling. At one stage during the life of Mr. Matthew Lawrence Clarke, b. 1910, father of the donor, there were four generations living at the homestead. The donor, Carmel Staniland brought the 'Bingola' and records from 'Mumberkine' to her home in Subiaco.

Historical information

The 'Bingola' was used and played by children living at and visiting 'Mumberkine', a farm house near Jennacubbine via Goomalling. At one stage during the life of Mr. Matthew Lawrence Clarke, b. 1910, father of the donor, there were four generations living at the homestead. The donor, Carmel Staniland brought the 'Bingola' and records from 'Mumberkine' to her home in Subiaco.

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Registration number
cwa-org-43-2001.32
Item type
Inscriptions and markings

Bingola. Made in Germany

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Year
c. 1950
Statement of significance

Social significance - example of recreational activity of children and gifts given to children.

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Historic significance
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