Record Cleaning Tool [Dust Bug]

Cecil E. Watts Limited, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Cecil E. Watts Limited, Manufacturer
Description
'Dust Bug': Tool for cleaning records.
1. Clear plastic sleeve with white text on front: "Watts Dust Bug Regd. / Trade / Mark / The Original Automatic Record Cleaner For Transcription Turntables".
2. Rectangular red plastic cap for end of packaging (part 1). Text on cap “MANUFACTURED / IN ENGLAND / BY / CECIL E. WATTS / LTD”.
3. Rectangular red plastic cap for end of packaging (part 1).Text on cap “MANUFACTURED / IN ENGLAND / BY / CECIL E. WATTS / LTD”.
4. Red plastic insert with depressions for contents of packaging.
5. Dust Bug: Tool with long clear p-plastic handle, red circular brush attached on metal are at one end alongside small white brush head.
6. Dust Bug Base: Black suction cup at base with black stripe around body, pin protruding from top with small adjustable screw on side.
7. Instruction Book: Small square pamphlet printed on white paper in blue ink. Front page: "Watts / "Dust Bug" Regd. Trade Mark / AUTOMATIC GRAMOPHONE RECORD / CLEANER PATENT No. 817598 / [...] / FOR TRANSCRIPTION AND SINGLE RECORD PLAYERS". On Reverse “[…] / Manufactured in England by / CECIL E. WATTS LIMITED / Darby House, Sunbury on Thames, Middx. / […]”
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
Watts Dust Bug Regd. / Trade / Mark / The Original Automatic Record Cleaner For Transcription Turntables Printed
MANUFACTURED / IN ENGLAND / BY / CECIL E. WATTS / LTD Embossed
Watts / "Dust Bug" Regd. Trade Mark / AUTOMATIC GRAMOPHONE RECORD / CLEANER PATENT No. 817598 / [...] / FOR TRANSCRIPTION AND SINGLE RECORD PLAYERS Printed
“[…] / Manufactured in England by / CECIL E. WATTS LIMITED / Darby House, Sunbury on Thames, Middx. / […] Printed
Accession No
2018.19.2
Credit Line
Cecil E. Watts Limited. Record Cleaning Tool [Dust Bug], 2018.19.2. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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