Fiske E-Flat Cornet

Fiske E-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by Isaac Fiske in Worcester, Massachusetts around 1868 to 1872. It is an E-flat cornet, in helicon form, made of nickel silver and has 3 string action rotary valves. This cornet is engraved:

ISAAC FISKE [/] MAKER [/] WORCESTER MASS [/] PATENTED [/] Nov. 12. 1867. FEB.11.1868

The two patents stamped on this cornet awarded to Isaac Fiske refer to:

United States Patent #70824, November 12, 1867 for an “Improvement in Crooks for Musical Instruments"

United States Patent #74331, February 11, 1868 for an “Improvement in Cornets, etc.”

Isaac Fiske (1820-1894) established his firm in 1842 in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1887, on his retirement, Fiske sold to his company to G.C. Conn.
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Fiske, Isaac
Physical Description
nickel silver (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 15 in; 31.75 cm x 12.065 cm x 38.1 cm
overall: 12 11/16 in x 12 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 32.22625 cm x 31.115 cm x 11.43 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Myra Wallace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History