For the novice it would appear that the whistle was made by that name — as a maker. His invention was discovered by accident, when he accidentally dropped his violin and it shattered on the floor. First to consider is what condition is your whistle in?? His whistle is still used by many forces worldwide. These would be treated in another entry since they differ from the common Hudson whistles only in Body stamps. Comes wrapped in original tissue paper and box. If the nickel plating has faded away, and revealed the brass underneath that can actually add to its value.
Located at at 23rd and Race Streets in Philadelphia, 1892 moved to larger quarters at Lehigh and American Streets. Walton came close, but never specified, nor restricted his to a particular force that we have seen. So we see a pretty large scale —- from never seen to very rare, down to common. And find pictures that were lost. What condition is the whistle in?? With his younger brother James, he designed the 'Acme City' brass whistle. We will do our best to describe items.
Gotham Metal Works, 46 Walworth St. A List of over 50 Body stamps found on U. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Vintage Nickel Plated Brass Police Special Whistle This item has been shown 40 times. From the 1880s and 1890s, J. Repairs often times are unsightly too.
In other words, removing all whistles that — could have been used by a policeman, but not actually dedicated for special use by a force in particular. One characteristic of a whistle is that it creates a pure, or nearly pure, tone. Granted the name has become synonymous, but that is a general misconception. Does it have a police force on it too?? After observing the problems that local police were having with effectively communicating with rattles, he realised that his whistle designs could be used as an effective aid to their work. These all metal ones are getting harder to find, the ones made now have a plastic mouth piece. The only one I found on line was the one you have that is 1805. Thank you for your offer and be sure to look at our other sales.
Some observations to consider are as follows: How rare is the stamp?? In researching this we have not found rounds with police force stamps. The list goes on and usually was seen on beauforts, rounds and tube shaped, but could also be found on other whistles. They operated as Brass foundry and a tinning and galvanizing buisness. Since a whistle produces a loud sound that carries over a great distance, whistles are useful for signalling. Other commonly used whistles were made by J. Argentina used police and federal enforcement issues, but how restricted were they?? Value is placed on quality, rarity, size, and if it is in fact in demand.
How unique is the design of the whistle?? Here are some further points to take into consideration… 1 heavy construction or cheap? It was a very rustic literally way to make them. In , small shells were used as whistles. Item is shipped as photographed; please review photos carefully. A third brother, Frank H. View My Other Items For Sale Click images to enlarge Pictures sell! More whistles with original Box. However, that becomes more subjective. Sort of like buying a rare old car with a deep dent or scratch down the side that is unrepairable.
Payment must be received 7 days from auction end or item will be relisted. Did the manufacturer stay in business long and produce many?? Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, Stamped London type escargot whistle, Rare, one seen. North, joined the firm in 1886. Payment must be received within 3 days. For one thing, if a whistle says Metropolitan on it you do not automatically assume it is a police whistle.
Meanwhile I hope the visitors of this pages will enjoy the pictures. Yes, it is an antique item, but consider your whistle more like a coin and how coin collectors rate them. I am interested in selling it. A deserve a special entry. Surprisingly so, as Glasgow rounds reputedly were in very early use in the begginning of the 1880s. So, we will endeavor to go over some parameters from years of tracking and experience to help in placing some relative values on your whistles.
Research is limited to english stamps here and similar stamps and the 'rules of engaement' can be used in other languages and countries. The savings will be reflected on the invoice. Stamped: Winchester Trade Mark Made in U. Egypt: Music in the Age of the Pyramids 1st ed. A friend told me many years ago, it is worth what it will sell for!! Police whistles came much later; the early Victorian constable would have carried a small wooden rattle.