Steam Whistles anyone?

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Steam Whistles anyone?

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Everyone loves the sound of an old steam whistle. Do any of you out there own a whistle or two?
I have one manufactured by the Ashton Valve company. I actually was able to hear it for the first time a couple of years ago at the Yankee Steam-up in Rhode Island.
Attached are a few from the 1906 Ashton Valve catalog.
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1906    94.jpg
1906    93.jpg

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A 1921 article about steam whistles.
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steam whistle #2 1921.jpg
steam whistle #3 1921.jpg

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And page 4
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And another whistle article from a 1919 Locomotive Appliances journal.
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locomotive whistles #2 1919.jpg
Locomotive whistles #3 1919.jpg

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The last 2 pages
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locomotive whistles #5 1919.jpg

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A few old journal adverts
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1903   Marine Engineering.jpg
1902 Cassiers Magazine.jpg
1900  The Daily Railway Age.jpg

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Steam whistle compilation #1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJfjqPZQ2Z8

Steam whistle compilation #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDMdxJ7pttA

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Here is a mechanical drawing of an Ashton whistle
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A Wikipedia article about steam whistles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_whistle

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And another drawing
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I put together a file of steam whistle distributors and manufacturers. There were many of them!
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ashton valve 1920    2.jpg
ashton valve 1920    3.jpg

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Southern Rwy Supply Co Catalogue 1893  whistles.jpg
Chandler pump co.  1900  whistles.jpg

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