Deutsche Trillerpfeifenhersteller, German Whistle Makers. A. Strauss

Deutsche Trillerpfeifenhersteller.
A. Strauss  ( Arbeit in Produktion)
A Bilingual Article German & English

G. Dolge Antik Trillerpfeife und signalpfeife kombination, A. Strauss collection
Model # 197 Aktion Penny spielzeug mit Tonpfeife, Gely Manufacture German-Pennytoy-Sailor tin with bellow whistle Made-by Gely Germany whistle museum.

Dies ist die erste Liste deutscher Signalpfeifenproduzenten. Es ist ein erster Versuch, eine komplette Liste zusammenzustellen, um alle Fabrikanten zusammenzutragen.
Ich hoffe, mehr über die Hersteller zu erfahren. Von Einigen zeugt lediglich ein Stempel auf einer seltenen Pfeife.
Die Liste ist eine unvollständige Liste, die auf meinem bescheidenen Wissen basiert.

* siehe Anmerkung

@ bedeutet, dass ein Eintrag mit einer Probe von diesem Hersteller vorhanden ist
@@ bedeutet, dass es einen ausführlichen Artikel über die Geschichte und Proben und einen Link gibt.
(K) bedeutet, dass das Museum einen Katalog hat
In letzter Zeit wurden einige rot markiert, einige waren Großhändler oder begannen als Hersteller.

Es folgt eine zusätzliche Liste von Blechspielzeugmachern, die Pfeifen hergestellt haben. :

AKAH (K)

Calura @  (K page)

Amati                                                                       (Tsekkoslovakia)

Johannes Adler   Markneukirchen (ca. 1920) (K)nach 1924 (RM)

Max Adler    (K)                                                 Erlbach (1925 Hauptkatalog)

Franz Burkert                                             Strehla an der Elbe (ca. 1920?)

Clejuso (Clemen & Jung)                              Solingen

Colsman&Co.    (K)                                       Wedohl     Westfalen   Johann

Friedrich Colsman owner since 1860   Alfred Colsman (1873-1955), entrepreneur, general manager of the airship Zeppelin enders colsman still active 2016

Drechstelsrtubler                                           Berchtesgaden

Distler @

Pfretzschner & Martin / Max Bernhard Martin (K) @     Markneukirchen, Sachsen
(Signal Instumenten Fabrik) Bismarckstr. 11(K) since 1880
Martin Signal in Philpsburg since 1953

Edelmann                                                               Munchen

ELD

Erhard & Söhne  

Gottlieb Dolge   @     Augsburg, Bahnhofstr. 18 since 1900 Formerly A. SCHERLEIN

Gebruder Schuster  (K)                                             Markneukirchen                

Firma Crone & Co. (Van Der Crone) (K)

Paul Bruner FABRU

HS

Hohner Inc.                                                           Trossingen

Hubertus                                                                   Solingen since 1912

Hirsbrunner & Co. AG                                                   Swiss

Wilhelm Kruse               Markneukirchen, Sachsen(K)

Lehman ( Also spelled )P E Leamann

Lehner M.                                                                Munchen (19th cent)

Meinel & Herold   Klingenthal, Sachsen (ca. 1920) (K) Harmonikafabrik, Stimmpfeifen

Muhlenfeld       @@                                           Barmen (up to 1921)

Gebr, Noelle  (K)         Ludenschheid               (Since 1817 at least up to 1920’s) catalogue

Pietschmann & Söhne       25, Brunnenstrasse, Berlin ( Since 1880s)

Carl &Adolf Paefold   (K)          Fleissen, Boehmen (19th cent to 20 ?)

Schuster & Co.   (K)      Markneukirchen, Sachsen (ca/ 1910) Hauptkatalog

August Schwarz            Kleinbeeren Str                 Berlin

Sonder  (K)                                                                  Markneukirchen

August Stukenbrok  (K)                                         Einbeck

C.A. Wunderlich (K)                        Siebenbrunn, Voigtland (seit 1851)(k)

J H Zimmermann  (K)     @@                               Leipzig, Querstr. 26 u. 28, Sachsen Hauptkatalog

 

== Weitere Blechspielzeugpfeifen-Hersteller ==

Viele von ihnen stellten ebenso Trillerpfeifen her. Ich habe einige allgemeine Notizen ueber ihre Geschichte und verschiedene Spielzeugtypen zusammengestellt. Spaeter werde ich Beispiele bringen und mehr ins Detail gehen.

Zwei Blechspielzeugpfeifen Distler 1920s :
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Georg G. Kellermann C.K.O  Nuernberg, Deutschland, ab 1910 bis heuteBlechspielzeughersteller und Hersteller mechanischer Spielwaren.

 

Ernst Lehmann Co. Brandenburg, Deutschland,  1881 (erneut etabliert 1951 in Nuernberg und Produzent bis in die Gegenwart).

Georg Levy  ‘ Gely’ Nuernberg, Deutschland 1920 – 1971
 Wissenswertes über die Firma Gely

Lineol Brandenberg/Havel, Germany 1905 to date

Karl Rohrseitz Zindorf
, Germany 1890s onwards Tinplate novelties

Schuco Toy Co. Nuremberg, Germany 1912 – 1970

Walter Stock Solingen, Germany 1905 – 1930s
Lithographed tin mechanical toys much similar to Lehmann line; also penny toys exported to America.

Tipp & Co. Nuremberg, Germany 1912 – 1971
Military line of tin toys.

Karl Bub Nuremberg, Germany 1851 – 1966
Enameled tin transportation toys,
Superbly enameled and later lithographed line of clockwork tin transportation toys including trains. Many Bub toys reached the American market via exclusive distributor F.A.O. Schwartz, New York City, during the 1920s-1930s.


Liste der Keramik- und Tonpfeifenhersteller ist in Bearbeitung.

Vogel- und Lockpfeifen

Wichtig sind ebenso die Hersteller von Vogel- und Lockpfeifen, doch es wird noch einige Recherche erforderlich machen, um eine Liste aufstellen zu koennen. Der wahrscheinlich bekannteste ist Hubertus .

Holzpfeifen
Darueber hinaus gab es, vor allem im Schwarzwald, einige Hersteller von Holzpfeifen, die viele ihrer Erzeugnisse nach Amerika exportierten.

 

Einige Beispiele, um einen kleinen Eindruck zu geben:
Interessierte sind eingeladen, mich zu kontaktieren:  info@avnerstrauss.com
und ihre Kommentare zu schreiben.
Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Bitte nicht ohne Erlaubnis kopieren.

Grüße
Avner Strauß

English Translation :

German Whistle Manufacturers
A. Strauss

This is the first list  of German whistle makers, manufacturers, it is the first attempt  made as far as I know, I hope to find out more about the makers that some are so annonimous as only a stamp on a rare whistle testifies to their existence  at all .
The list is a  partial list based on my humble knowledge. * see note

@ means there is an entry with a sample by that maker
@@ means there is a detailed article about history and samples and a link.
(K) means the museum has a catalog
Ones marked in red were added lately some were  large wholesellers or started out as manufacturers.

AKAH (K)

Calura @  (K page)

Amati                                                                       (Tsekkoslovakia)

Johannes Adler   Markneukirchen (ca. 1920) (K)nach 1924 (RM)

Max Adler    (K)                                                 Erlbach (1925 Hauptkatalog)

Franz Burkert                                             Strehla an der Elbe (ca. 1920?)

Clejuso (Clemen & Jung)                              Solingen

Colsman&Co.    (K)                                       Wedohl     Westfalen   Johann

Friedrich Colsman owner since 1860   Alfred Colsman (1873-1955), entrepreneur, general manager of the airship Zeppelin enders colsman still active 2016

Drechstelsrtubler                                           Berchtesgaden

Distler @

Pfretzschner & Martin / Max Bernhard Martin (K) @     Markneukirchen, Sachsen
(Signal Instumenten Fabrik) Bismarckstr. 11(K) since 1880
Martin Signal in Philpsburg since 1953

Edelmann                                                        Munchen

ELD

Erhard & Söhne  

Gottlieb Dolge   @     Augsburg, Bahnhofstr. 18 since 1900 Formerly A. SCHERLEIN

Gebruder Schuster  (K)                        Markneukirchen                

Firma Crone & Co. (Van Der Crone) (K)

Paul Bruner FABRU

HS

Hohner Inc.                                                           Trossingen

Hubertus                                                                   Solingen since 1912

Hirsbrunner & Co. AG                                                   Swiss

Wilhelm Kruse               Markneukirchen, Sachsen(K)

Lehman ( Also spelled )P E Leamann

Lehner M.                                                                Munchen (19th cent)

Meinel & Herold   Klingenthal, Sachsen (ca. 1920) (K) Harmonikafabrik, Stimmpfeifen

Muhlenfeld       @@                                           Barmen (up to 1921)

A TNT Two note tube signalpfeife Muhlenfeld Katalog


Gebr, Noelle  (K)         Ludenschheid       (Since 1817 at least up to 1920’s) catalogue

Pietschmann & Söhne       25, Brunnenstrasse, Berlin ( Since 1880s)

Carl &Adolf Paefold   (K)          Fleissen, Boehmen (19th cent to 20 ?)

Schuster & Co.   (K)      Markneukirchen, Sachsen (ca/ 1910) Hauptkatalog

August Schwarz                                                 Berlin

Sonder  (K)                                                                  Markneukirchen

August Stukenbrok  (K)                                         Einbeck

C.A. Wunderlich (K)                        Siebenbrunn, Voigtland (seit 1851)(k)

J H Zimmermann  (K)     @@                               Leipzig, Querstr. 26 u. 28, Sachsen Hauptkatalog

Following is an additional list of tin toy makers who made whistles.
Hopefully in the future I will add Ceramic- clay whistles, Bird Calls – Hunting whistles, and makers of wooden whistlles.

==Additional tin toy makers ==

Most made whistles as well. I included few general notes about their history and toy types, later will bring sampleas and more details.


Georg G. Kellermann Nuremberg, Germany 1910 to date
Clockwork tin motorcycles and penny toys. Trademark: C.K.O. Son Willy took over the firm following the death of his father in 1931.

Ernst Lehmann Co. Brandenburg, Germany 1881 (Re-established in 1951 in Nuremberg and still producing toys).
Lehmann exported vast quantities of toys to the United States from 1895 to 1929 (excluding years of WWI). Specialized in lithographed tinplate, mechanical transportation toys, and figures known for colorful patina. Some of the most desirable Lehmannn’s include: Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann, Dancing Sailor, Icarus, and Autobus.

Georg Levy Nuremberg, Germany 1920 – 1971
Produced automotive tin toys under Kienberger name (“Kiko”) until 1920, then launched his own firm. Sold out and left Germany in the 1930s, but factory resumed under name of Nuremberg Tin Toys Factory.
Lindstrom Tool & Toy Co. Bridgeport, Connecticut 1913-early 1940s (resumed production after WWII)
Mechanical toys and games of pressed-steel and tin. Included stoves, sewing machines; amusement park-type auto, the “Doodlebug”.

Lineol Brandenberg/Havel, Germany 1905 to date
Tinplate military toys and trenchworks; also composition armies, barnyard scenes, zoo menageries, Christmas cre’ches, cooking and tea sets, wooden toys. Lineol’s 7.5cm military miniatures are deemed superior to Elastolin. Lineol was nationalized in 1949 and moved to Dresden. It still produces miniatures today under the name VEB Lineol-Plastik Dresden.

Karl Rohrseitz Zindorf, Germany 1890s onwards Tinplate novelties

Schuco Toy Co. Nuremberg, Germany 1912 – 1970
Mohair-covered mechanical toys. An idendent Schuco Toy Co. with import rights to the German toys was formed in the U.S. in 1947 by Adolf Kahn’s son, Eric ( following WW1 Schreyer Muller formed a new partnership with Kahn). Schuco declared bankruptcy in 1970.

Walter Stock Solingen, Germany 1905 – 1930s
Lithographed tin mechanical toys much similar to Lehmann line; also penny toys exported to America.

Tipp & Co. Nuremberg, Germany 1912 – 1971
Military line of tin toys.

Karl Bub Nuremberg, Germany 1851 – 1966
Enameled tin transportation toys,
Superbly enameled and later lithographed line of clockwork tin transportation toys including trains. Many Bub toys reached the American market via exclusive distributor F.A.O. Schwartz, New York City, during the 1920s-1930s.

Regards
Avner Strauss

Signalpfeife, Trillerpfeife, Lockpfeife, Tonpfeife, Keramikpfeife, Spielzeugpfeife, Stimmpfeifen, Musikpfeifen, kleine Musikinstrumente und Zubehoer. A. Strauss

signalpfeifeSignalpfeife, Trillerpfeife, Lockpfeife, Tonpfeife, Keramikpfeife, Spielzeugpfeife, Stimmpfeifen, Musikpfeifen, kleine Musikinstrumente und Zubehoer:Pfeifen, die nicht zum Rauchen sind, sondern, um Toene zu produzieren; Deutsche Signalinstrumentenfabriken, Deutschland. A. Strauss . ( Arbeit in Produktion)

Einführung

Die Absicht dieses Artikels ist es, ein Bewusstsein fuer das oben genannte Thema zu schaffen Das Themenfeld der Sammlung von Trillerpfeifen ist nur wenig im oeffentlichen Interesse Deutschlands vertreten, oft nur als Nebenprodukt bekannt in der Ausruestung von Militaer, Polizei oder Feuerwehr. Dabei gibt es noch so viel mehr: im Transport wie im Zugverkehr, als Schmuck, im Sport, bei der Jagd, als Lockpfeife, Hundepfeife, als Spielzeug, als Geschenk oder Souvenir.

Das sind nur einige Beispiele. Bald mehr an dieser Stelle. Bei Interesse kontaktieren Sie mich gerne, wenn Sie selbst Trillerpfeifen und Zubehoer besitzen und mehr erfahren oder sich darueber austauschen moechten. Gerne koennen Sie mir Bilder senden. info@avnerstrauss.com

Beispiele:

 


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Police Button Whistles, 19th Century Police Button Whistles. A. Strauss

 Police Button Whistles from the Victorian area. A.Strauss

The next police whistles include the majority of known Police Button whistles which were found, some are not included either because of poor condition or since I did not keep Pictures of. Now as I start to carefully compare button whistle construction and button makers I am making progress in identifying makers, after years of research soon to be more.

Dewsbury Button police whistle
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Dixon & Sons Extractors – Cartridge Pullers, Shooting Gudgets with Dog Whistles, combination whistles & Other Dual Function Combination Whistles. II. b. A Strauss

Dixon & Sons Extractors & other combination whistles. A Strauss

Underconstruction 
A photo of 6 examples enlarged from the Sheffield City Collection;


Model #104R made late 1870s and later, Length; 75 mm Powder primer and picker combined with dog whistle.
Here is a drawing of this model #104N as appears in the 1882 catalogue
and in the Sheffield city collection.Model #220N from the same catalogue & period.
Model #220 as seen in the catalogue and actual one in closed position.
You may note that all this combination- shooting gudgets -multitools – with whistles, used round dog call whistles that were made as separate models before.Model #220N Powder primer with outside self-acting picker for gun nipples.

Model #220N as stamped on whistle was made late 1870’s early 1880s, shows in the 1882 catalogue.

Next; Moffatt’s Patent #11396 registered 1887. It included a spring blade which comes out between the two cartridge puller claws.

Continue reading Dixon & Sons Extractors – Cartridge Pullers, Shooting Gudgets with Dog Whistles, combination whistles & Other Dual Function Combination Whistles. II. b. A Strauss

Dixon & Sons Round Britannia Metal Whistles & Model #49. Part I.e. A Strauss

Dixon & Sons Round Britannia Metal Whistles & Model #49.

James Dixon  started making Britannia Metal (Invented c.1770) whistles Before 1850, Here is a group photo of 16 round pea britannia metal whistles,
11 of which were positively identified as made by Dixon & Sons, two were later found in a German (Marked as such).
Some marked X still need a second close examination dew to newly discovered catalogues by other makers.

Model #10 was made in two sizes, a distinctive Dixon’s Flushed Pillar Top Finial.
See the two sizes made in the group photo above top right is the larger model and 3rd from top left the smaller. This model was made in two sizes, but other earlier versions are noted;

Continue reading Dixon & Sons Round Britannia Metal Whistles & Model #49. Part I.e. A Strauss

James Dixon & Sons, Part I. b. Round Ivory Bone & Horn Whistles. A.Strauss

19th Century Ivory Bone & Horn Whistles by James Dixon & Sons , Part I. b.
See Part I and sub parts.

Dixon started turning Ivory & wood whistles while still named Dixon & Son In the early 1820s, and may be earlier, Horn whistles were probably made at the same period but Pressed horn whistles were made later, probably around the late 40s. Model # 15, made in Horn as well, Model #5 (1883 Catalogue).


Dixon Octagonal whistle made in Ivory & Horn with typical Dixon top (Although Linegar used a similar top design) Here you can see another round Bone whistle
with the same top.

Model #6 Stag Horn, Catalogue mentions #6C ‘Stag Horn 2nd Quality’
and #6CC ‘common quality’

Next is a larger horn very old dog call with nice patina.

A later stag horn Model #6 variatin.

Left to right: 33.5mm First Period, / 53.5mm of top quality / Bone; 66.6mm /Ivory; 72mm (Probably model #7L) one of their most expensive whistles at the time.

More Ivory whistles, Left;  44mm right; Oval shaped 46mm similar to Model number #47 in N.P Brass Continue reading James Dixon & Sons, Part I. b. Round Ivory Bone & Horn Whistles. A.Strauss

James Dixon & Sons Part I. a. Round Whistles. A.Strauss

PART I.a. Underconstruction

ROUND & ROUND PEA WHISTLES

This part starts with metal whistles (one wooden) excluding Britannia metal made whistles which are to be uploaded later, and continues with Ivory,
Horn & Stag horn made whistles. Materials & Identifying features for Dixon whistles would be discussed later. The Part dealing with round whistles terminating with an Animal Head can be viewed here, Part I here,The begining  of Part II. a., Here.
Dew to the length PART I of the article was divided into 7 parts, all posted. 

Dixon’s whistle’s timeline divided roughly to three periods over the 19th century;
Early
– Pre 1835 Dixon, Dixon & Son
Middle – 1835 Dixon & Sons
Later 19th Century c. 1865 – 1900

The earliest whistles Dixon made were round whistles.
These were very sturdy cast or machined from one metal rod with no hole at top, the drilled hole came later,  I believe the early ones were made mostly for military use. and later quality was upgraded in terms of materials and designs for the elite, sportsmen, and later for railways.
A very early type: A special knot was used to tie a lanyard to the whistle’s top;
 This whistle uses the “Sheffield Fipple” (a term I coined here) which is discussed in details, in a later paragraph here, and the round metal band below mouthpiece which may well be unique to Dixon (to be verified).

The next photo shows another very early Dixon on the left with the same features but a different top design, mushroom like.
A very early type beside the ‘next generation’

Continue reading James Dixon & Sons Part I. a. Round Whistles. A.Strauss

James Dixon & Sons Conical Whistles Part II.a. By Avner Strauss

  Dixon & Sons History and whistles in the 19th Century.*

PART II. a. ( See Part I  and Part I.a.)

Dixon & Sons  Conical Whistles, Beaufort type Whistles.**
Underconstruction 
It should be noted that all conical whistles which many call Beaufort type, were classified as RAILWAY whistles in the 19th century Dixon catalogues.

TWO WINDOWS FLAT DIAPHRAGM MODELS
Model # 43 & #43S Railway whistles with Ivory Mouthpiece were made for MANY years. These are listed in the 1883 price list.  We should try to date the earlier ones. 

Continue reading James Dixon & Sons Conical Whistles Part II.a. By Avner Strauss

Stevens & Sons Round Whistles & Some Special Ones, Part C. by Avner Strauss

Stevens & Sons Whistles (Part C)

Part A 
Part B
Part D

Contents 

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:
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The Bell Whistle, Stevens & Sons & Francis Webb the Inventor. Avner Strauss

Stevens & Sons Bell whistles, PART D. (To part A)

Francis  West ( 1789–1867) Was the inventor of the Bell Whistle. ( 2017 News)
Located at 83 Fleet Street London, 1829 to 1845 (some say 1850), In 1836 He used ‘West Inventor’ on Improved stanhope  Lens, (See photos), lens Made in Brass in German Silver & Silver. In 1839 he invented the Camera and also was a Publisher Optician and a man of many talents; a noted microscope maker, toy maker, and publisher. In 1939 he advertises a Fox Talbot ‘heliographic camera’ in The Mirror, the first camera to be offered to the public.

Is seems that the bell whistle was invented by him in the late 1930’s.  It is first mentioned in a book written c 1847 as “The Acron whistle(Bell Pattern)”
(See Part A).

Here are 3 bell type whistles , Invented by F. West  manufactured by Stevens & Sons, West probably sold these in his shop on Fleet st.

3 Bell type whistles believed to be made by Stevens & Son,  Though no whistle with his name was ever seen, but one may read about the possible reason here.
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