MAKER MARKED EBONY FIFE

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Item Code: 172-4570

This wooden fife is a wonderful example of a typical musical wind instrument in use from the Civil War period through World War 1. In very good original condition, this post-war ebony fife measures 17” long. There is a 2” long German silver ferrules at each end. Both ferrules have two fine bands engraved at the edges. Exhibited in line on the tapered body one-quarter inch away from one ferrule are six evenly spaced finger holes of varying size. The mouth hole is located on the swell at the opposite end near the other ferrule. Specimen is stamped with the faint maker’s mark of “CROSBY”. Instrument is in very good condition with no cracks or splits. This fife is a fine representative of a Civil War era fifes at a reasonable price.  [jet]

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