STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

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STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by Rick A » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:34 pm

A 1921 article from the LOCOMOTIVE UP TO DATE periodical about Steam Whistles. Any Steam Whistle collectors on this board?
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Post by Rick A » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:38 pm

Sorry, The first two pages are last!
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Re: STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by Rick A » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:21 am

Here's a company that still makes steam whistles.

http://rizzolilocomotiveworks.com/6-chime/

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Re: STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by Rick A » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:55 pm

Here's a man testing a restored Ashton whistle.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtuMlzU3W9w

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Post by Rick A » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 pm

The Ashton Valve company featured a number of steam whistles. Here are some listed in old catalogs.
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Post by Rick A » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:31 pm

A few more and some drawings
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Post by Rick A » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:33 pm

More drawings.
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Re: STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by Rick A » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:19 am

Here's someone testing a restored Ashton whistle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtuMlzU3W9w
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Re: STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by Rick A » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:17 am

Many companies produced whistles. Check out the catalog pages from the turn of the century.
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Post by Rick A » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:19 am

A couple more.
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Re: STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by Rick A » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:37 pm

Great book on steam whistles...The Engines Moan


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Post by Rick A » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:47 pm

Another whistle book for the enthusiast:

Steam Whistle Patents
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Re: STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by phillyrube » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:38 am

Dont know the make or model, but the USS Higbee, Gearing class destroyer, had a steam whistle mounted. Not official USN equipment! It was mounted on the port side near the door going below decks to the galley. It was mounted on an auxillary steam fitting on the main deck. It was only mounted only dering unrep and blown during breakaway when unrep was done

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Post by Rick A » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:26 pm

did you serve on that ship?

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Re: STEAM WHISTLES,ANYONE?

Post by phillyrube » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:12 pm

No, she was a Westpac ship, but we knew about the whistle.

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