Cornet Case

Cornet Case

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This cornet case was made by Emil K. Blessing in Elkhart, Indiana, 1915-1925. It is made of wood and fiberboard, covered with brown-stained leather, metal fittings, leather-covered handle, and red plush interior. There is a metal “Blessing” badge on the top of the case.

Accessioned with Blessing cornet (1990.0290.01). The cornet, with case, was previously owned and used by the donors’ father, Francis Morton Messick (1908-1969).

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Object Name
case with accessories
date made
Blessing, Emil K.
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
fiberboard (overall material)
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
overall: 5 3/4 in x 17 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in; 14.605 cm x 45.085 cm x 28.8925 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of James Robert Messick and Frederick M. Messick
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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