CIVIL WAR-ERA “CROSBY” FIFE

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Item Code: 1179-1340

This wooden fife is a wonderful example of a typical musical wind instrument as used during the Civil War period.

In very good original condition, this fife measures 17” long and is made of ebony or mahogany. Each end has a 2” long German silver ferrule mounted. Both ferrules have fine rings stamped into them. A single blow hole and six evenly spaced finger holes of varying size are in a straight line. Approximately midway between the blow hole and the finger holes the maker’s name is lightly stamped, “CROSBY”.

Instrument is in very good condition with no cracks or splits. The surface is smooth and free of blemishes.  Musical wind instrument is a fine representative of a Civil War-era fife.  [jet] [ph:L]

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