Kenneth G. Fiske Museum
Serpents, Bass Horns, Bass Ophicleides and Tubas
B3 Serpent of French origin, ca. 1800. Keyless, covered with leather painted black.
B494 Serpent of English origin, ca. 1820. Three keys, covered with leather painted black.
B309 Serpent Forveille, Aubretin, France, ca. 1835. Three keys.
B264 Serpent of English or American origin, ca. 1975.
B303 Bass Horn of German origin, ca. 1830. Metal body and four keys.
B5 Russian Bassoon, Jean Baptiste Tabard, Lyon, ca. 1830. Three keys.
B267 Bass Ophicleide in B-flat, August G. Guichard, Paris, ca. 1840, serial no. 189. Eleven keys.
B438 Bass Ophicleide in C of English origin, ca. 1860. Eleven keys.
B120 Bombardon in F of German origin, ca. 1850. Three Vienna valves.
B133 Tuba in F, Edward Johann Bauer, Prague, ca. 1850. Three Vienna valves.
B122 Tuba in E-flat, Wright, Esbach, Hartman, Boston, 1864-66. Three rotary valves.
B316 Tuba in E-flat, Isaac Fiske, Worcester, Massachusetts, ca. 1870. Three rotary valves.
B302 Tuba in E-flat, Henry Lehnert, Philadelphia, 1876-1880. “Centennial” model with three rotary valves.
B124 Sousaphone in E-flat, Harry B. Jay, Chicago, ca. 1920.
B81 Tuba in trumpet form in BB-flat, H. N. White Co., Cleveland, ca. 1925-1930, serial no. 96986. Largest trumpet in the world, 7’ 2” in length, made for display purposes.