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Kenneth G. Fiske Musuem

 

Hunting Horns, French Horns, Mellophones, and Helicons

 

Hunting Horns

B129 Natural (Bugle) Horn or “Halbmond” of German origin, late 18th century.

B84   Hunting horn, Vincent Bach Co., New York, ca. 1935.  “Stradivarius” model 311 with integral mouthpiece.

B452 Horn in Bb, Fuerst-Pless horn, Germany, ca. 1960.

B453 Pocket Hunting horn, Germany, ca. 1965.

B454 Pocket Hunting Horn, B & S, Germany, ca. 1980.

B459 Horn in Bb, Fuerst-Pless horn with three rotary valves, Germany, ca. 1980.

 

French Horns

B139 French Horn in F attributed to Leopold Uhlmann, Vienna, ca. 1895.  German-silver plating, Vienna valves.

B86   Natural Horn in D, Evette & Schaeffer, Paris, ca. 1900.

B290 French Horn in F, Richard Wunderlich, Chicago, ca. 1900.  Three rotary valves.

B291 French Horn of Czech origin, ca. 1900.  Three rotary valves.

B293 French Horn in F and Bb, Franz Carl Kruspe, Erfurt, ca. 1910.  Rotary valves.  Loan of Kim Rodriguez, Los Angeles, 1993.

B88   French Horn in F, Martin Band Instrument Co., Elkhart, ca. 1915.  Rotary valves.

B87   Natural Horn in Bb of Czech origin, ca. 1930, serial no. 1057.  Engraved: “Carl Fischer, Boston”.

B465 French Horn in F, Conn bell and mouthpipe and Reynolds valve section, ca. 1950.

 

Mellophones

B191 Mellophone of Czech origin, ca. 1890.  Stamped: “Champion Silver Piston Valves, Chicago.”

B203 Mellophone, Frank Holton Co., Chicago, ca. 1910, serial no. 11088.

B96   Mellophone, Couesnon & Cie, Paris, 1928.

B272 Mellophone in C, H. N. White Co., Cleveland, 1946, serial no. 44446.  Engraved: “Presented by/National Society/of/New England Women/1946”.

 

Helicons

B110    Bass helicon, Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1880.  Three rotary valves.

B107    Alto helicon, attributed to Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, Boston, ca. 1880.  Three rotary valves.

B283   Bass helicon of French origin, 1880-1910.  Three rotary valves, stamped with a lion and “JC” intertwined.

B105   Alto helicon, Harry B. Jay, Chicago, ca. 1915.  Three rotary valves, engraved: “Columbia Patented”.

B101   Alto helicon, D. Rancillio, Milan, ca. 1930.  Three rotary valves, engraved: “Appr. P. Codella, Waterburg, Conn.”

B102   Alto helicon in C, D. Rancillio, Milan, ca. 1930.  Three rotary valves, engraved: “Appr. P. Codella, Waterburg, Conn.”

B104   Alto helicon, probably of Italian origin, ca. 1930, serial no. 2442.  Three rotary valves.

B106   Tenor helicon, D. Rancillio, Milan, ca. 1930.  Three rotary valves, engraved: “Appr. P. Codella, Waterburg, Conn.”

B109    Tenor helicon, D. Rancillio, Milan, ca. 1930.  Three rotary valves, engraved: “Appr. P. Codella, Waterburg, Conn.”