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Posted 5 years ago


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This is the largest steam whistle I have ever owned. It stands over 30" tall and the acorn finial is a whopping 5" tall. It may have been a Railroad Steam Loco whistle or it could have come from a large ship. The makers mark is Galvin Bro's. Detroit who made brass valves, fittings and whistles for both Railroad and Marine use. The company started in 1869 and by 1888 they changed the name to Galvin Valve and Hydrant Company so this whistle predates 1889.


  1. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    you got al the cool R.R. hardware, i ended up with the rest.
  2. railnsail, 5 years ago
    Yea, but sometimes "the rest" of the stuff can be pretty interesting especially when you find out what it was or what it was used for. I love the cool unknown stuff.
  3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    what about the two meters i just posted?

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