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Whistle Collection

Background imageWhistle Collection: Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Metropolitan Police whistle and chain
A Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Background imageWhistle Collection: Titanic whistle and Turkish Bath ticket

Titanic whistle and Turkish Bath ticket
1. The brass Thunderer whistle of HJ Pitman, 3rd Officer on the Titanic, with an inscribed label attached. 2. A Turkish Bath ticket

Background imageWhistle Collection: 1960S Kitchen

1960S Kitchen
A classic kitchen, with a dresser, folding table, gas cooker with whistle kettle, trendy floor tiles and various types of kitchenalia

Background imageWhistle Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imageWhistle Collection: Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Metropolitan Police whistle and chain
A Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Background imageWhistle Collection: GUARD (1930S)

GUARD (1930S)
A guard of the North Eastern Railway waves his green flag and blows his whistle to tell the driver that the train may leave

Background imageWhistle Collection: Police Equipment

Police Equipment
Selection of Metropolitan Police equipment including truncheons, helmets, notebooks and whistles

Background imageWhistle Collection: Policemen in station parade room, London

Policemen in station parade room, London
Four policemen stand ready in their uniforms, with notebooks, whistles and truncheons, in the station parade room at Ruislip, north west London, watched by their commanding officer

Background imageWhistle Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling
Queen Marys three giant whistles two on the fore funnel and one on the midships funnel, were fitted. Each were seven feet in length, and could be heard five miles away, but so low pitched

Background imageWhistle Collection: Constable in Trouble

Constable in Trouble
A constable, confronted by a mob of roughs in the East End of London, blows his whistle for reinforcements

Background imageWhistle Collection: Whistle and I ll Come

Whistle and I ll Come
Oh, whistle, and I ll come to you ! Parkinss dream of the thing on the sea-shore

Background imageWhistle Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, terrier and pig

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, terrier and pig
Illustration by Cecil Aldin -- a terrier and a domesticated pig named Peter running side by side across a farmyard in response to a whistle. Date: 1927

Background imageWhistle Collection: Gaidropsarus vulgaris, or Three-Bearded Rockling

Gaidropsarus vulgaris, or Three-Bearded Rockling, also known as Whistler and Whistle-Fish. Date: 1864

Background imageWhistle Collection: The Conscientious Exhilarator, by Bairnsfather

The Conscientious Exhilarator, by Bairnsfather
The Conscientious Exhilarator " Every encouragement should be given for singing and whistling" - (Extract from a Military Manual ) That painstaking fellow, Lieut

Background imageWhistle Collection: Brighton Station, train to London

Brighton Station, train to London
The Monday Morning Train to Town -- scene on the platform of Brighton Station, any week during the summer months, with men leaving for work in London while their wives and girlfriends stay behind

Background imageWhistle Collection: The Song the Kettle is Singing

The Song the Kettle is Singing (in a dear little place called home) - written and composed by Worton David and Lawrence Wright - sung with enormous success by Miss Florrie Forde and Miss Dora Lyric

Background imageWhistle Collection: WW2 Able Seaman And Bosun Piping

WW2 Able Seaman And Bosun Piping
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows an able seaman saluting on deck, while the right image portrays a boatswain blowing his pipe or whistle

Background imageWhistle Collection: Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait, WW1

Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait, WW1
Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait - George Robinson, Special Constable. Date: circa 1916

Background imageWhistle Collection: Great-grandpapa wets his whistle, Steven Spurrier

Great-grandpapa wets his whistle, Steven Spurrier
Great-grandpapa wets his whistle, illustration by Steven Spurrier, artist (1878-1961). Showing a uniformed man at the bar of a Victorian pub, with landlord, barmaid and cat

Background imageWhistle Collection: Unidentified locomotive no 11257, side elevation

Unidentified locomotive no 11257, side elevation. By J Gabriel, possibly for EB Wilson. Inscribed similar to Jenny Lind (by EB Wilson, 1848) except fluting of dome omitted, whistle omitted

Background imageWhistle Collection: How a railway train is propelled

How a railway train is propelled -- two diagrams of a locomotive engine, showing firebox, boiler, smoke box, steam chamber, cylinder and piston, safety valves, steam whistle and feed pipe. Date: 1841

Background imageWhistle Collection: Otto von Bismarck playing the penny whistle, German Emperor William I

Otto von Bismarck playing the penny whistle, German Emperor William I and Russian bear dancing alone to the music. Date: 1875

Background imageWhistle Collection: Captain Steers Boat Date: 1950

Captain Steers Boat Date: 1950

Background imageWhistle Collection: Womens Football

Womens Football
Womens football : the referee with her whistle about to start the game Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWhistle Collection: WHISTLE AND ILL COME 2

WHISTLE AND ILL COME 2
Oh, whistle, and Ill come to you ! The thing in Parkinss hotel room Date: 1915

Background imageWhistle Collection: WHISTLE AND ILL COME

WHISTLE AND ILL COME
Oh, whistle, and Ill come to you ! Parkinss dream of the thing on the sea-shore Date: 1915

Background imageWhistle Collection: Churchill - with gas mask and whistle

Churchill - with gas mask and whistle
Churchill - apparently with gas mask and whistle! Pub unknown

Background imageWhistle Collection: The Talyllyn Narrow Guage Railway

The Talyllyn Narrow Guage Railway. The fireman blows the whistle of a steam locomotive (believed to be Loco No 7 Tom Rolt when it first entered service on the railway). Date: 1991

Background imageWhistle Collection: Man playing tin whistle, Agra, India - 1

Man playing tin whistle, Agra, India - 1
Indian tin whistle player with a luxuriant silver beard, and wearing a deep blue turban, plays his tin whistle in Agra, India Date: 1986

Background imageWhistle Collection: Man playing tin whistle, Agra, India - 2

Man playing tin whistle, Agra, India - 2
Indian tin whistle player with a luxuriant silver beard, and wearing a deep blue turban, plays his tin whistle in Agra, India Date: 1986

Background imageWhistle Collection: Greece - Greek Infantry troops in action on manoeuvres

Greece - Greek Infantry troops in action on manoeuvres. Date: circa 1907

Background imageWhistle Collection: WW2 poster, In a raid, keep your gas mask always with you

WW2 poster, In a raid, keep your gas mask always with you
WW2 Civil Defence poster, In a raid, keep your gas mask always with you. Date: early 1940s

Background imageWhistle Collection: WWI Officers whistle dated 1915

WWI Officers whistle dated 1915
First World War Officers whistle dated 1915, manufactured by J. Hudson & Co. Birmingham. Lanyard included. Firearms & Equipment

Background imageWhistle Collection: Children playing musical instruments

Children playing musical instruments
Two children play musical instruments while their dog is a reluctant drummer. Date: c.1920

Background imageWhistle Collection: Young Australian Army cadet

Young Australian Army cadet saluting, photographed in Chelsea, London. Note the distinctive shape of the hat. Date: circa 1910

Background imageWhistle Collection: The Whistler and his Dog by David Duggin

The Whistler and his Dog by David Duggin
A little boy, dressed appealingly in shorts, braces and cap plays a penny whistle, much to the amusement of his attentive dog. Date: 1938

Background imageWhistle Collection: Sterling silver goods, Plate 207

Sterling silver goods, Plate 207, showing bells, a trowel, bouquet holders, whistles, a dram flask, cutlery and other items. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageWhistle Collection: Our Boys Clothing Company, sailor clothing

Our Boys Clothing Company, sailor clothing
Our Boys Clothing Company featuring sailor themed clothing for boys. Features: Man-o -war-suit (Figures 35, 36 & 37) Silk sailor collars (Figure 38) Lanyard and whistle (Figure 39)

Background imageWhistle Collection: Happy Families - Miss Parker

Happy Families - Miss Parker. circa 1940s

Background imageWhistle Collection: Music cover, The Old Kitchen Kettle Keeps Singing a Song

Music cover, The Old Kitchen Kettle Keeps Singing a Song! By Harry Woods, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly. 1932

Background imageWhistle Collection: Snap Playing Card - Man with penny whistle

Snap Playing Card - Man with penny whistle. circa 1910s

Background imageWhistle Collection: Woman police officers accessories

Woman police officers accessories: a whistle on a chain, a plastic-covered notebook, a wooden truncheon with leather strap, and the reinforced bowler hat introduced in 1985. Date: circa late 1980s

Background imageWhistle Collection: A Game of Rounders

A Game of Rounders
A teacher supervises a group of children playing rounders in a park. Date: 1960s

Background imageWhistle Collection: GUARD (1860S)

GUARD (1860S)
The guard stands on the platform, raising his left arm and blowing his whistle, informing the driver that the train may leave. Date: circa 1860

Background imageWhistle Collection: CHILD IN BED 3 / 3 C1880

CHILD IN BED 3 / 3 C1880
Little boy in bed, playing with his toes. (3 of 3) Date: circa 1880

Background imageWhistle Collection: Large Group on the Beach

Large Group on the Beach ( New Beach ) - a Whistle photograph incorporating many people (unknown to each other) gathered together to be photographed by a photographers whistle! Date: 1947

Background imageWhistle Collection: Music cover, I Whistle and Wait for Katie

Music cover, I Whistle and Wait for Katie, written, composed and sung by Michael Nolan of Annie Rooney fame. circa 1895

Background imageWhistle Collection: A Japanese traffic controller

A Japanese traffic controller holds onto his sign, and is blowing his whistle. The sign he holds currently reads Stop. Date: 1932



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