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I seriously thot that was a pipe

Change the misleading pic

I agree, but since it has been so long, apparently he doesn't intend to.

For the who cares category: The first boys band in America was started by boys humming on wax paper wrapped on combs. They produced music that impressed the school system to provide regular band instruments. Many years later I played in this band, 1948-51. Yikes!

When and where was that?
There were boys bands in America playing on Zobos, (kazoo instruments that looked like brass horns) in the late 19th century. Was it before that?

1854 The school was the Farm and Trades School, Thompson Island, Boston Mass. The history is archived in the Healey Library, UMass, Boston.

Thank you for your response.
1854 was at least 40 years before Zobos were produced.
I will try to see if I can obtain documentation on that, because I definitely want to include that in the Kazooz group.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kazooz/

I found info about the school establishing the first boys marching band in the country in 1857 (perhaps as an result of the comb and wax paper band).

http://umb.libguides.com/THOMPSONISLAND
Nothing so far on the comb and wax paper band; still looking.

pipe and saws arent exactly free...

Like you don't have them at home?