Stevens & Sons Whistles (Part C)
Dating Metal Plates on Stevens Whistles by periods (4 periods)
A Historic Whistle Discovered,
And few important dated ones.
EARLY round whistles Pre Mid. 19th Century made
by or attributed to Stevens & Son
The Numbered Whistles (Whistle Models) & Numbered with Plates
THE ARTICLE IS STILL under construction
Plates found on whistles by Stevens & Son- Sons dating and examination of plates & examples
The common plates can be devided into 4 groups and periods. * and **
Here they are in chronological order:
Continue reading Stevens & Sons Round Whistles & Some Special Ones, Part C. by Avner Strauss
John. M. Westwood * whistle maker b.1856 – d. 1886
His family (James Westwood His Dad) seems to have come from New York with his other brothers, all in the brass foundry business (His brothers in the trade James, Robert, Alexander ) & a relative named Andrews who shows up later as working with him).
John opened his own business in 1872 as Tinsmith and Gas Fitter at 73 Cumberland St. Calton, Glasgow .
Excerpt from 1973 Directory.Westwood made whistle which later became the model identified with S. Auld whistles.
Continue reading John Westwood The first Glasgow Whistle Maker & Samuel Auld Whistles Breaking News ! A. Strauss
Black & Co. ( David Black ) 81 North Frederick St. Glasgow – 1885 (or 1883) to 1898 , Zin & Tin workers Packing-Case Makers were pioneers of Snail type whistle making and may well have been the first to use the title ‘ Thunderer ‘ for a whistle.
Little was known about the company’s History, a new whistle; the first one stamped with maker’s name which proved to be a Key Whistle, triggered me to more research and findings .
Previously many whistles as these, none stamped whistles attributed to Black showed, All 5 piece London type snail ( Escargot ) whistles.
Here is the new one, fully stamped found.
A railway guard whistle stamped D. Black Maker Glasgow, And C & OR for Callander & Oban Railway (a small railway Co. ) on one side, other side shows # 3
Black & Co., Ltd.
Address : 81 North Frederick St. Glasgow
1886 Glasgow post office directory.
Mrs. Black was manager of the Black & Co. Making cases, By 1886 they were Continue reading Black & Co. a 19th Century Glasgow Whistle Maker History & Whistles. A. Strauss
Joseph Hudson , a whistle by a Master, the founder of J. Hudson & Co.
The company still exists today Acme Whistles Ltd. Birmingham. U.K
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