"Deagan Tubaphones" consist of highly polished and triple plated bell-metal tubes mounted on frames and are played by striking with mallets same as Xylophones or Orchestra Bells.
"Deagan Tubaphones" are adaptable for a great many purposes, and are used by a great many drummers instead of Orchestra Bells. "Deagan Tubaphones" are very light in weight, and have a rich mellow tone of great carrying power.
"Deagan Tubaphones" are the original invention of J. C. Deagan upon which letters patent were granted by the United States Government on Augl 6, 1889.
"Deagan Tubaphones" have been extensively imitated but no one has ever produced a tubaphone with the rich mellow tone of the "Deagan Tubaphone," and if you are looking for the best, it is a "Deagan Tubaphone" that you desire.
"Deagan Tubaphones" take apart for packing, the tubes lifting off the frames same as orchestra bell bars, and many varied effects can be had from the same instrument by using the different assorted mallets which are included with each instrument.
Source: Deagan Catalog H