American Fife

American Fife

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Description (Brief)
This fife was made by an unknown maker in the United States, around 1850-1860. It is a United States Army Regulation fife in A-flat, made of maple with brass ferrules.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fife
Date made
1850-1860
unspecified
U.S. War Department
place made
United States
Physical Description
maple (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 15/16 in x 3/4 in; 43.02125 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
MI.219178
catalog number
219178
accession number
40430
Credit Line
Gift of The United States War Department
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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