Whistle

Object Number: 
1930.21
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Ivory, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 x 1 5/8 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Ivory whistle with short cylindrical body, open at one end; blow end has wooden insert.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this whistle was used by John McComb, Jr. (1763-1855) when he served as street commissioner to call together workmen employed in outlying parts of New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Helen A. Collingswood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group