This fife was made by an unknown maker in the United States, from 1878 to 1882. It is a C-sharp fife made of rosewood with German silver-plated ferrules..
John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This fife listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, were as sold as an American Fife (#7184), for $5.00 per dozen
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