Place of business: Brooklyn, NY
Dates of business: Circa 1865-1950
This fife is marked: George Cloos/Crosby
Note: This fife is marked with the “Crosby” model stamp. This fife is in no way similar to a Crosby fife made by Walter Crosby of Boston. See my essay on Crosby and Cloos fifes.
Length of Instrument: 15 1/2 inches
Wood: Appears to be mahogany
Key of Instrument: C
Finger Holes: Different sizes
The spacing on the holes is as follows:
Swell: At the embouchure hole.
Cat Number 53