Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey

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  1. Friends of Schoharie Crossing
    September 25, 2018 @ 1:57 pm

    Who knew!? What a Kazoo!
    Love how much the “kid at heart” is showing in the photos of you making your own kazoo!

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  2. Dad
    September 25, 2018 @ 8:15 pm

    Wow! I didn’t even know any machinery that old was still in existence much less still in service. Very impressive that they took care of it and are still using it. I don’t know how you find all this interesting stuff.

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  3. Cathy
    September 25, 2018 @ 8:58 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Kazoos are wonderful! I haven’t had one for a long time, and I wish I could go to the museum to make my own, like you did.

    I have family who lived and worked in Eden and surrounding towns. Reading about the history of the kazoo, and seeing the pictures from when you visited the museum is very special. I will add your post to my family and New York State history information. Thank you!

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  4. Eleanor Celentani
    September 26, 2018 @ 3:04 am

    Fun post, Chris – thank you! It IS amazing that NYS is home to the only kazoo factory in the US! It seems like you enjoyed your trip to Eden. I echo your Dad’s comment.

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  5. mike
    September 26, 2018 @ 9:39 pm

    The machines may be old but look at the guards and warning labels that have been required over the years.
    I bet the operators who ran them almost 100 years ago, never thought about safety.

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