What is this? **EDIT** Mockingbird Fire Alarm Whistle

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What is this? **EDIT** Mockingbird Fire Alarm Whistle

Postby Mafarnz » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:52 pm

So a friend messaged me today asking what kind of whistle this is and how much its worth. I don't know much about whistles so I thought I'd ask here.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Mafarnz » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:53 pm

One more
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Re: What is this?

Postby Captofchaos » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:30 am

First item is an injector, it injects boiler feed water into a boiler using steam pressure alone, basically a steam powered boiler feed pump with no moving parts.
2nd item is a whistle valve
3rd is a mocking bird style whistle, it had a movable piston inside that you can move to change pitch of the whistle while it's blowing. Google York Pa Steam whistle, they use a similar one to play Christmas carols.
Yes I would be interested in purchasing the lot

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Re: What is this?

Postby Captofchaos » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:31 am

First item is an injector, it injects boiler feed water into a boiler using steam pressure alone, basically a steam powered boiler feed pump with no moving parts.
2nd item is a whistle valve
3rd is a mocking bird style whistle, it had a movable piston inside that you can move to change pitch of the whistle while it's blowing. Google York Pa Steam whistle, they use a similar one to play Christmas carols.
Yes I would be interested in purchasing the lot

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Re: What is this? **EDIT** Mockingbird Fire Alarm Whistle

Postby Mafarnz » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:55 pm

Thanks for the info! I found a couple of videos. Almost seems like something that was used before steam sirens came along.

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Re: What is this? **EDIT** Mockingbird Fire Alarm Whistle

Postby AzHonker » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:21 am

OK now, That thing is cool!

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Re: What is this? **EDIT** Mockingbird Fire Alarm Whistle

Postby RES » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:40 am

Crane Variable pitch whistle. Crane variable pitch whistles are easily identified by their external frames.
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