Place of business: Boston, Mass
Note: This is an original Crosby fife made by Walter Crosby of Boston. This is not a Cloos/Crosby or a Crosby style fife. The original Crosby fifes are very different from the copies!
Dates of business: Circa 1830-1872*
This fife is marked: W. Crosby/Boston
Length of Instrument: 17 1/4
Wood: Appears to be Black Ebony
Key of Instrument: Bb
The spacing on the holes is as follows:
Note: Finger holes are of different sizes that are referred to as the "Crosby Pattern".
Swell: About an inch down from the embouchure hole.
Ferrules: Nickel Silver/seamed
Cat number 33