Courtesy of John Bowes

William Callender

Place of Business: Boston Massachusetts

Dates of Business: C1777-1838*

*Per Dillon

This fife is marked: Callender/Middle Street/No 62/Boston

Note: Callender is the oldest American born maker in which instruments survive.

Date of this fife: After 1800


Length of Instrument: 15 3/8

Diameter: .79

Wood: Appears to be Mahogany

Key of Instrument: C

Finger Holes: Same Size

The spacing on the holes is as follows:

1-2 .66
2-3 .86
3-4 .90
4-5 .65
5-6 .65