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.
Alto saxophone owned and played by Charlie Parker. The saxophone consists of seven parts: a body, neck, two  mouthpieces, two  ligatures and a reed.
2019.10.1a: The saxophone body is made of brass and has a sterling silver bell. Some of the keys have mother-of-pearl inlays. The bell is decorated with an engraved floral design with text on the front. The text reads [KING / Super / 20 / THE H.N. WHITE CO. /CLEVELAND – O]. Engraved above the bell lug at the bow of the saxophone is [STERLING / BELL]. Engraved in cursive text below this on the bell lug is [Charlie Parker]. Engraved on the back of the body at the bow, below the key guard is .
2019.10.1b: The alto saxophone neck is made of brass and is covered in cork where the neck attaches to the mouthpiece. Engraved on the neck screw at the bottom of the neck is .
2019.10.1c: The alto saxophone ligature is made of circular piece of metal. The ligature has two screws on the bottom to help support the reed in the mouthpiece.
2019.10.1d: An alto saxophone mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is made of metal with a plastic inlay on the beak and red rubber around the shank. Engraved text on the left side of the body reads [Series GG 53]. Engraved text on the front of the body reads [MASTER / LINK / NY / MOUTHPIECE]. Engraved text on the right side of the body reads [MASTER / LINK / NY / MOUTHPIECE]. Engraved text around the shank of the mouthpiece reads [OTTO LINK & CO. INC. NEW YORK].
2019.10.1e: An alto saxophone reed. The reed has black text on the back in the center of the reed. The text is printed over and around a musical clef and staff. Text written vertically and to the left of the musical clef is partially illegible. Part of it reads [Marque]. Text written over the musical staff reads [RICO] Text below the musical staff reads [REG U.S. PAT OFFICE]. Text written vertically to the right of the musical staff reads [V-2].
2019.10.1f: An alto saxophone mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is made of white plastic. It has gold text on the top of the body, near the shank. The text reads [“King” A].
2019.10.1g: The alto saxophone ligature is made of metal and fits on a metal mouthpiece cap when not assembled. The ligature has two screws.