Colliery Whistle

Description
This colliery whistle was used in Carbon County region of Pennsylvania during the 20th century. In mining towns the whistle would sound to signal shift changes, if the steam whistle sounded unexpectedly it likely mean that an accident or shutdown had occurred.
Object Name
colliery steam whistle
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-9401
catalog number
MHI-MN-9401
accession number
272081
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Work and Industry: Mining
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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