Whistle

Whistle
Title
Whistle
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Helen A. Collingswood
Object Number 
1930.21
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group