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Fife in B-flat

This instrument belonged to Bandmaster Thomas Hobbins, from the Royal Marines, around 1840. It is a side-blown flute with conical bore, commonly called fife in the military jargon, made of rosewood in two sections (head and body) and nickel-silver ferrules. It has one nickel-silver cross key with modern-style cups mounted in posts with rods, and flat spring attached to key. It has a wooden cap and an oval embouchure hole. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

  • Measurements:Length: 385mm