American Fife

American Fife

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This fife was made by an unknown maker in the United States, around 1850-1899. It is made of rosewood with brass ferrules. This fife is accessioned with a detachable pewter mouthpiece.
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Object Name
date made
place made
United States
Physical Description
rosewood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
fife: 12 13/16 in x 3/4 in; 32.54375 cm x 1.905 cm
mouthpiece: 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 15/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.38125 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Melvin L. KIng
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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