Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle
Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle
Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle
Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle
Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle

GEORGE UNITE (worked from c.1825)

Antique Silver Bosuns Whistle

1859 England

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Of nautical interest. A medium size antique silver whistle with traditional curved design, scrolled wire work detail and hand engraved wriggle work design. Complete with suspension ring. Inscribed to one side with the owner’s name “W Bevis”. Weight 13 grams. Length 9.25 cms. London 1859. Maker George Unite.
This sought after silver whistle is in good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are clear. Minor dinks.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The bosun (or bo'sun or boson) whistle derives its name from 'boatswain', a warrant officer on a warship, or a petty officer on a merchant vessel, in charge of rigging, anchors, cables, etc.

Historically it was used to pass commands to the crew as its high pitch could be heard over the activities of the crew and bad weather.

In present days it is used in traditional bugle calls announcing certain events and ceremonies in modern navies.
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49 Camden Passage
N1 8EA

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