Courtesy of the Manchester Historical Association

William Callender

Place of Business: Boston Massachusetts

Dates of Business: C1777-1838*

*Per Dillon

This fife is marked: Wm Callender/State St Boston

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

Date of this fife: 1787-1798


Length of Instrument: 15 1/8

Diameter: .76

Wood: Appears to be Maple

Key of Instrument: C

Finger Holes: 

The spacing on the holes is as follows:

1-2 .78

2-3 .77

3-4 .95

4-5 .70

5-6 .69