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    Posted 3 years ago

    Whistlecol…
    (97 items)

    A small Dixon&Sons round pewter whistle from the 1880s. The fipple is made of cocoa wood that is flat and not curved a positive indicator of a Dixon whistle. This one is stamped Dixon&Sons.

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    1. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 3 years ago
      Does it have a pea?
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Dixon (& Sons) were very diversified and in business "forevera". Powder & shot flask back to the early 1800's.
    3. Whistlecollection Whistlecollection, 3 years ago
      It does have a spherical (pea) or ball. It can be just seen in the pic its quite big for the size of the whistle
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      "Fipple" ! I like that. May I use it ? I'll have to work that word into my auctioneer routine .
    5. Whistlecollection Whistlecollection, 3 years ago
      Haha its also the mouthpiece of a recorder or wind instrument.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      You would never guess the meaning by hearing or seeing it, but it opens the imagination . LOL !
    7. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 3 years ago
      Some whistles are pea-less.
    8. Whistlecollection Whistlecollection, 3 years ago
      The opposite end to a "Fipple" is a ballish top, with a hole running through it to have a loop for hanging,
      is called a Knop.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Which came 1st, the fipple or the knop ?
    10. whistlegallery whistlegallery, 3 years ago
      the fipple

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