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

This cornet features the following patents issued to Isaac Fiske:

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 his company to G.C. Conn.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cornet
date made
1868-1872
maker
Fiske, Isaac
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
MI.363090
accession number
117166
catalog number
363090
Credit Line
Gift of Myra Wallace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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