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Fife

1780-1840
Origin: England or America
OL: 16 3/4" Inside bore: right end 10.8 mm, left end 10.9 mm Outside bore: right end 15.6 mm, left end 15.3 mm Ferrell width: 28.4 mm Finger hole width: 7.2 mm Embouchure hole: left to right 12.4 mm, furthest to closest 11.1 mm
Rosewood, brass ferrules
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1995-192
Rosewood fife with brass ferrules. Each ferrule has a central single scribe line between two pairs or scribe lines (five lines in all).
Label:A fife in rosewood with brass ferrules made in England or America sometime between 1780 and 1840.
Provenance:Purchased from Gary Brumfield (Williamsburg, VA) in 1995
Mark(s):none
Inscription(s):none