Occasionally an unidentified whistle comes available. Here is what was bought as a ‘captains’ whistle. Perhaps a ships captain, but more likely a gentleman’s whistle complete with a steel chain added. The manufacturing does not match any reputed manufacturing styles, models or features.
It is in the class of round whistles. Distinguishing features include:
- Swivel knop
- Steel fipple
- Tapering design
The side view reveals the solid stock used as one piece with added fipple.
Here is a close-up of the top swivel knop. The cross pin is peened over.
Several close-ups picture the steel fipple well placed.
Size comparison… ( 66mm )
Interesting pre 1900 steel mesh chain.
(Posted July 5, 2017)