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Kenneth G. Fiske Museum

Serpents, Bass Horns, Bass Ophicleides and Tubas


B3 Serpent of French origin, ca. 1800.

B162 Serpent Forveille, of French origin, ca. 1830. Three keys.

B309 Serpent Forveille, Aubretin, Paris, ca. 1835. Three keys.

B264 Serpent, of English origin, ca. 1975.

Bass Horns

B303 Bass Horn of English origin, ca. 1820. Metal body and four keys.

B5 Russian Bassoon, Jean Baptiste Tabard, Lyon, ca. 1830. Three keys.

B181 Russian Bassoon, Dubois & Courturier, Lyon, ca. 1840. Three keys, loan of University of Southern California, 1993.

Bass Ophicleides

B267 Bass Ophicleide, August G. Guichard, Paris, ca. 1840, serial no. 189. 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, Wright, Esbach, Hartman, Boston, 1864-66. Three rotary valves.

B316 Tuba, Isaac Fiske, Worcester, Massachusetts, ca. 1870. Three rotary valves.

B302 Tuba, Henry Lehnert, Philadelphia, 1876-1880. "Centennial" model with three rotary valves.

B124 Sousaphone in Eb, Harry B. Jay, Chicago, ca. 1920.

B81 Tuba in trumpet form in BBb, H. N. White Co., Cleveland, ca. 1925-1930, serial no. 96986. 7' 2" in length, made for display purposes.