Once again we return to one of metal detectorist Norman’s finds on the old recreation ground. This time it is a whistle.
Sadly, this is not in working order any more. Although it looks reasonably fresh.
Could this have been a football referee’s whistle. An old and very battered postcard shows football (perhaps training) in progress.
Any other ideas about that whistle would be greatly appreciated.
Stop press – thanks to Len McDowell at http://thewhistlegallery.com/
This whistle was made by Smith and wright from the UK. They made several models all similar with decorative tops around the turn of the 20th century ( 1900 ) They were an inexpensive lower quality whistle.