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Alto saxophone owned and played by Charlie Parker

Manufactured by:
H. N. White Company, American, 1893 - 1965  Search this
Otto Link & Co. Inc., American, founded 1931  Search this
Rico, American, founded 1928  Search this
Used by:
Charlie Parker, American, 1920 - 1955  Search this
Owned by:
Charlie Parker, American, 1920 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy), silver, mother of pearl, cork (bark)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (assembled saxophone): 26 3/4 × 5 1/8 × 13 3/4 in. (68 × 13 × 35 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.1a): 22 1/16 × 8 7/8 × 4 3/4 in. (56 × 22.5 × 12 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.1b): 7 1/2 × 1 15/16 × 1 9/16 in. (19 × 5 × 4 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.1c): 7/8 × 1 3/16 × 1 3/16 in. (2.2 × 3 × 3 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.1d): 3 1/8 × 1 × 1 in. (8 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.1e): 2 9/16 × 9/16 × 1/8 in. (6.5 × 1.5 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.1f): 3 1/8 × 1 3/16 × 1 3/16 in. (8 × 3 × 3 cm)
H x W x D (2019.10.1g): 13/16 × 1 3/16 × 1 3/16 in. (2 × 3 × 3 cm)
Type:
saxophones
Place made:
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1947
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.10.1a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e3f589a6-d9da-4cda-8dc0-4f40cb8d268f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.10.1a-g
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