Felix the cat takes on something-or-other in a fist fight in “Forty Winks” (1930?). Some of these cartoons handled by Otto Messmer’s crew used silhouettes and negative/positive effects during scenes of violent action (along with alternating frames of stars).
Our hero then grabs the thing’s nose,takes off his tail, and uses it like a bow to play the nose like a violin. Felix is always pretty expressive.
There no animation credits on any of the Copley Felix releases.