Courtesy of David Dooks
Mark on fife: (unicorn head) Milligan/London
Place of business: London , England
Dates of business: No information available. Langwill states 2 nd quarter 19 th century.**
Addresses of business:*
*Per Langwill, Not listed in directories.
**Dr Arnold Myers, Director of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments , feels that this maker might date from the latter part of the 18 th century.
Length of Instrument -the fife is 14 1/8 inches.
Wood -the instrument is made of boxwood.
Key of instrument -C.
Finger Holes -seem to be the same size.
The spacing on the holes is as follows: (measurements are approximate)
This shows that the hole pattern is not even.
Swell -the swell on this instrument comes at the embouchure hole.
Ferrules - Ferrules are made of brass, scored with the following: Top ferrule has 1+2+1 scoring. Bottom ferrule has the same. Top ferrule is 1 inch in length; bottom is the same.