Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle
Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle
Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle
Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle
Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle
Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle
Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle

JOSEPH WILLMORE (worked c.1773-1843)

Georgian Silver Bosuns Whistle

1810 engl

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£750 gbp
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Of nautical interest. A large size antique silver whistle with traditional curved design, scrolled wire work detail and engraved basket weave design. Complete with suspension ring. Weight 21 grams. Length 13 cms. Birmingham 1810. Maker Joseph Willmore.
This sought after silver whistle is in good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are clear. There are teeth marks on the end of the mouth piece.

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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7956
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silver
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