Penny Whistle

Description (Brief):

This whistle was made by an unknown maker in the United States, around 1878 to 1882. It is a penny whistle made of imitation German silver.

Description (Brief)

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This fife listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, were as sold as a flageolet fife (#7201), for $1.75 per dozen

Date Made: 1878 - 1882

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of J. Howard Foote

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.055747Accession Number: 11535Catalog Number: 55747

Object Name: penny whistle

Physical Description: metal, tin (overall material)Measurements: overall: 34.5 cm; 13 9/16 inoverall: 13 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 34.29 cm x 1.5875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1160950

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