Steam whistles, loud and proud

Rick A Mar 7, 2021

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    whistles Milner & Ketting  1885    1.jpg Milner & Ketting  1885    2.jpg N.O. Nelson Nonco 1922    1.jpg N.O. Nelson Nonco 1922    2.jpg Nason Mfg 1886    1.jpg Nason Mfg 1886    2.jpg Nason Mfg 1886    3.jpg Nason Mfg 1900    1.jpg Nason Mfg 1900    2.jpg Nason Mfg 1900    3.jpg
     
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    whistles reuter & mallory 1875    1.jpg reuter & mallory 1875    2.jpg Sheet Metal & Supply Co    1.jpg Sheet Metal & Supply Co    2.jpg Sheet Metal & Supply Co    3.jpg smith winchester 1894    1.jpg smith winchester 1894    2.jpg Southern Rwy Supply Co Catalogue 1893  whistles.jpg Stanley & Patterson 1930 Fire Alarm Systems     1.jpg Stanley & Patterson 1930 Fire Alarm Systems     2.jpg
     
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    whistles Thomas Robertson  1925.jpg Thornton N Motley Illustrated Catalogue 1890    1.jpg Thornton N Motley Illustrated Catalogue 1890    2.jpg W.J.Tiebout 1920    1.jpg W.J.Tiebout 1920    2.jpg W.T.Garratt 1883    1.jpg W.T.Garratt 1883    2.jpg W.T.Garratt 1883    3.jpg W.T.Garratt 1883    4.jpg
     
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    whistles Walworth 1878.jpg Walworth 1902.jpg
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Look at the prices on those whistles. What they go for today, they are worth their weight in gold!
     
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    Absolutely. I was contacted by someone who had an Ashton 3 chime whistle and it was appraised at $10,000 dollars!

    Here are a coupe of pictures of the whistle. image1 (1).jpeg image0.jpeg
     
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    Whistles on the Water on the St. Clair River
     
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    A voice from a watery grave...

     
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    An Ashton 3 chime whistle doing it's thing.

     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    What a lovely sound!
     
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    You can say THAT again!

    The sound of a distant steam whistle should be declared a wonder of the world.

    Doug
     
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    They still sound a whistle here at the Hormel plant at the same hours as they always have for decades. When the new plant was built in the eighties, since heat was no longer steam, they installed an air compressor big enough to supply pressure to the whistle so it would work the same as it always had.

    Doug
     
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    I wonder- Does it have the same sound, without the moisture of steam?
     
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    I guess it sounds pretty much the same to me, from a distance. Maybe up close there's more of a difference.

    Doug
     
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    My thought was that dry air and moist steam can each produce a different result in a whistle.
     
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