Instrument cleaning snake and case belonging to Maxine Sullivan

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Owned by
Sullivan, Maxine, American, 1911 - 1987
Medium
2013.46.29.1.3a: metal and nylon
2013.46.29.1.3b: plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (Trumpet cleaner (a)): 11 × 1/2 × 1/2 in. (27.9 × 1.3 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (Box (b)): 7/8 × 3 × 2 in. (2.2 × 7.6 × 5.1 cm)
Type
brushes
cases (containers)
Date
ca. 1936
Description
An instrument cleaning snake and its container. The cleaning snake (2013.46.29.1.3a) is made of flexible spring wire with a black nylon bristle brush on one end. The plastic case (2013.46.29.13b) for a cleaning snake. The case has a blue base and a clear, hinged lid that snap together at the front. Gold text on the lid reads: [MICRO / CORNET OR TRUMPET CLEANER / NO. 7315]. The number [165] was written in black marker on the left third of the lid.
Topic
African American
Jazz (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.29.1.3ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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