Place of business: Winchester , NH
Dates of business: 1824-1869*
* Per Langwill/1869 Samuel Graves, together with his sons, George M. and William, joined with E.G Wright, H. Esbach and Hartman to form the Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory; 1870 Samuel retired, disabled by a stroke. The Boston Company continued until 1919/22, when purchased by Cundy-Bettoney. According to Eliason, Graves was the earliest large scale woodwind manufacturer in America . ( Graves was also a maker of brass instruments.)
Date of Fife : 1830-1850
Length of Instrument -the fife is 17 3/8 inch.
Wood -the instrument is made of rosewood.
Key of instrument -Bb.
Finger Holes -seem to be all of the same size.
The spacing on the holes is as follows:
Swell -the swell on this instrument comes right at the embouchure hole.
Ferrules - Nickel/Seamed
Cat Number 29