H x W x D (2019.10.2.1): 7 1/16 × 13 × 27 3/16 in. (18 × 33 × 69 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.2.2): 3 7/8 × 8 1/16 × 13 5/16 in. (9.8 × 20.5 × 33.8 cm)
cases (lock components)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
A reddish-brown storage case for a saxophone owned by Charlie Parker. The leather-bound case has brass hinges and clasps. The top of the case has an engraved metal inlay in the bottom left corner that reads [KING / THE WORLD'S FINEST / THE H. N. WHITE CO. / CLEVELAND, OHIO]. The front of the case has a red leather handle at center below a metal clasp. The clasp at center is not made of brass and is a different style than the others found on the case. A brass nameplate directly below the clasp at center and underneath the handle is engraved with [CHARLIE PARKER]. On either side of the handle and name plate is a hinged clasp with a lock. Engraved on each clasp is [KING]. The back and left sides of the case metal knobs for the case to rest on. The right side of the case has a handle. The interior of the case is covered in red velvet. A yellow and white stripped towel and a black felt cloth with gold thread were found in the case as well as a small interior case (2019.10.2). The small interior case fits in the lower right corner of the larger case. It is also leather-bound with a red velvet lined interior. Inside the smaller case are two neck straps, a cleaning cloth attached to a cord and a box of used reeds.