Whistle used by Football Referee Red Friesell


Referee William Red Friessell used this whistle during one of the seven Army-Navy football games that he officiated. A former diver at Princeton Unversity, Beginning in 1922, Freissel officated for 22 years, becoming best known for his (acknowledged) mistake in a 1940 matchup between Dartmouth and Cornell, a contest now known as the fifth down gamel. Helping to officiate 575 professional and collegiate games, Friessel is represented at the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

Date Made: ca 1944

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport Or Game: FootballLevel Of Sport: CollegeWeb Subject: Sports


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Credit Line: Edwin A. Rowlands

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0347.12Accession Number: 1983.0347Catalog Number: 1983.0347.12

Object Name: whistle, referee

Physical Description: metal (overall material)cloth (overall material)tape (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 in x 1 in x 2 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm x 6.35 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-eadc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_679477

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