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Tenor horn in E-flat

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Body of brass plated with nickel silver, in upright form. Three rotary valves of type with vertical rods and finger buttons, patented in 1866 by Fiske. Mouthpiece missing


Stamped on bell: ISAAC / FISKE / MAKER / WORCESTER, MASS. / PATENTED / OCT 30, 1866 NOV 12, 1867 / FEB 11, 1868 SEPT 23/73


1996, sold by Robert E. Sheldon, Washington, DC, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Foster Charitable Fund

about 1870–80

Object Place

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


Length 54.9 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Nickel-plated brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones