Overall: 1 x 1 x 1 5/8 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.1 cm )
Ivory whistle with short cylindrical body, open at one end; blow end has wooden insert.
Gift of Mrs. Helen A. Collingswood
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.