I've only ever heard this instrument in this cartoon and in some of Spike Jones' music but I have no idea what the instrument is. Its obviously some type of mallet instrument but not traditional like a xylophone, or marimba. Anyone know what the name is?

Mallet Instrument @ 5.17

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    Do you mean the instrument that is shown in the cartoon or the one(s) we hear?
    – Arsak
    Nov 6, 2018 at 5:56

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The optical appearance suggests tubular bells after some terrible accident. I would challenge the non-traditional statement however.

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