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Vintage 1930's 1940's Halloween Noisemaker Cross Cotton Mills Co. Cardboard Horn

The seller has made a common error in attributing the maker of the horn to the firm mentioned on the inside label. As I point out on page 179, "The cardboard bodies of this genre of horn were quite often re-used spindles from textile factories. Their labels will be found often affixed to the interiors." This is a great illustration of the maxim, Waste Not, Want Not!