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#261

Yeap, tried that Chris. Unless I lost me huff. Could also be a rattle. Looks like it may have had a chain on it. I’m tending towards whistle and some of the inside have rotted away.
Cheers


#262

So it’s not a whistle: Here’s what the Whistle Museum in the States say.

Thanks for the inquiry. What you found is actually not a whistle. However it is associated. It is a siren :slightly_smiling_face:

The outside is in good shape considering where you found it. Probably made of brittannia. The next question would be – does it work ?? Or are the interior mechanical parts destroyed by water ( i.e.rust ) and corrosion ?? Your thoughts please ??

I am off to work early here in Oregon USA. Catch you later


#263

Wow that’s up there when it comes to unique finds hope you can get more info on it


#264

Thanks Chris. Just sent him some more info. Will keep you posted.
HH


#265

This is what it would have sounded like.


#266

Here’s a whole new world I never new existed.
May be of interest to some of you.
HH
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042 Sirens - Part One ‘Case Sirens’ | The Whistle Gallery

](http://thewhistlegallery.com/spotlight/042-sirens-part-one-case-sirens/)


#267

And this is probably one of the prime reasons I Love detecting…All the weird shit you never even comprehended existing - and all of which I can now file away in my mental trivia cupboard for that glorious day when someone asks, "I can’t get 7 Across: A Musical Instrument, Commonly Used For Comical Effects - Anyone? "

And I leap in, thrusting perplexed intellectuals aside, and with a dramatic intake of breath whilst holding my hand aloft, I boldly state, " It’s a… Oh, Dammit, I know this! What the hell was it…"


#268

Well we live and learn and I for one loved finding out about it…bloody marvellous!


#269

Yeap. Glad your enlightened MW, but it would be bloody hard work finding out what it was without this thing they call the internet.
HH


#270


Hooked a nice 10 carat goldie in the tide this afternoon which weigh in at 15.9 grams. Not my heaviest gold but getting up there.
Take care out there & HH


#271

What a chunker well done mate love it.

:+1:


#272

Now that’s a find MB well done
R U detecting salt or fresh?


#273

No I’m mainly a salt water fish Chris. :tropical_fish:


#274

Very nice. About US$270.00 too.