Courtesy of the Dover Historical Society.

William Callender

Place of Business:Boston Mass

 Dates of Business: 1777-1838*

*Per Dillon

This fife is marked: Wm Callender/62 Middle St/Boston

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

 Date of this fife: After 1803.

Key: Bb


Length of Instrument: 17 1/4 inches

Diameter: .72

Wood: Appears to be Black Ebony

Key of Instrument: Bb

Finger Holes: All the same size.

The spacing on the holes is as follows: 

1-2 .78

2-3 .76

3-4 .90

4-5 .77

5-6 .73