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Carl Fischer's New York "Reliable" cornet age?
Nov 15th, 2018 at 5:43pm
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My dad picked this cornet up back in the 70's.  One of his college professors at the time guessed it was from the 1890s.  I would love help getting an accurate date of manufacture, and maybe some history as well?  Several pieces came with the horn, and it was in what I would assume was its original leather case (which is now deteriorating).  It's a great little horn, still very functional, in fact, my daughter has been using it to practice on since she leaves her trumpet at school.  Smiley  Engraved on the bell is "Carl Fischer's Reliable New York".  Serial number is 19118.  Any help appreciated!
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Re: Carl Fischer's New York "Reliable" cornet age?
Reply #1 - Nov 15th, 2018 at 10:19pm
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I would say that the professor's guess, is probably a good one.  The Reliable model was sold in the 1890s, and they had a cornet the looked very similar to this one.  The Fischer serials have no real significance for determining age.
  
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