Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Walter Crosby
  • fife, circa 1860
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, nickel silver, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 43 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 16 7/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0623

This long, thin flute tapers slightly at either end. It is a very dark-colored wood with wide nickel silver bands at either end. The bands are each decorated with a band of short diagonal lines at either end of the band. "Crosby" is stamped near the mouthpiece. It has six fingerholes.