3-Tone Wooden Boat/Train Whistle

3-Tone Wooden Boat/Train Whistle
Product Code: COHT28
Availability: Recently Sold
$155.00

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This is a pre-1920’s 3-tone wooden boat/train whistle attributed to C. Stone, Chicago. Our whistle is in beautiful condition with a nice finish and excellent tone. Dimensions are 16" long (not including the mouthpiece) x 3 1/4" wide x 3 5/8" high. This medium tone whistles has the three flutes arranged in a cluster that fits easily into the player's hand. This is a very early example of a standard drummer's trap. The drummers of the vaudeville era kept a large collection of animal imitations and sound effects in their trap cases. This boat/train imitation is one of a set of three graduated boat/train imitations from a collection of traps and sound effects formerly owned by Emil Kresse, principal percussionist and timpanist of the Philadelphia Orchestra (1901 – 1945) who passed them on to Fred D. Hinger, also a former principal percussionist and timpanist with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1948 – 1967) and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (1967 – 1983). This is a unique opportunity to own a rare imitation with a fine provenance that will become a centerpiece of any vintage traps collection.

General Characteristics
Model Medium
Era 1900-1928
Condition Excellent
Extra Holes or Modifications None
Date 19 teens
Size 16" L x 3 1/4" W x 3 5/8" H