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Walking-stick fife

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In B-flat. Conoidal bore. Maple, stained dark brown. Made in three parts in the form of a walking stick with an ellipsoidal head: Brass tips. Elliptical embouchure, six finger-holes, and two vent-holes.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

late 19th century

Object Place



Length 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones