c1900 Steam Engine or Locomotive Single Note Whistle


A nice condition c1900 brass steam whistle as fitted to Steam engine or narrow-gauge steam locomotive.
The whistle has a bottle shaped form, tapering in towards the top with a short neck and ending with a stylised acorn finial. High pressure steam would enter through the bottom and escape through the all-round slot. This would produce a single high volume note. There are no markings on the brass.
Size: 5 x 14 cm (2 x 5 ½ inches)
Weight: 653 g