Rectangle shape wooden calliope. Along top edge are ten small holes, along with ten matching holes on front of instrument. These small whistles are used when playing the instrument. A black and white label across the front of the object depicts several scenes, including a group of people at center, one playing a drum and another the calliope while two children look on. Flanking this center image are black cats in various settings. Label reads across bottom: "PATENTED AUG 20 1889 CALLIOPE THE B & B MFG CO NORWALK CT"