Spherical , Globular shaped whistles and More, Bicycles Whistles By A. Strauss (23 photos)

Spherical whistles is a term I use for various whistles , Globular shaped Balloon shaped and others which were not in use in Marine vessels or as Swiss and French railway whistles , Known as short Buson type whistles , but for Hawking, Bird calls , and Bicycle whistles , It is also known as Short Buson or Swiss Railway whistle. there is a large variety of French made toy and military whistles which were made in France when Flying Balloons were popular, although they do have a spherical sound chamber the mouthpiece is note a pipe (See last photos samples of round whistles with spherical sound chamber). The term Globular whistle appears on old catalogs.
Early swiss 17th 18th century Hawking whistle spherical whistle museumThe above Hawking whistle was made in Switzerland c 17th, 18th Century ,
It has a the look and feel of a Copper and Bronze mixture I did not see before.

A  British spherical whistle shows at the British museum as Hawking whistle dated to 15thCentury
Medievel boatswain,whistle WMA
G & J. W. Hawksley 1899 Catalog shows model no . 1777, But some of the actual whistles were made before the catalog date. It is described in the Catalog as Boatswain’s whistle, made of The Best German silver .

Hawksley Model 1777 shoet Boatswain's whistle 1889 catalogue whistle museumIt is a Flattened Spherical Shape.
G. & J. W. Hawksley Model 1777 best German Silver whistle museum

The stamp under side of the pipe .
G & J. W . Hawksley ( Sheffield)Hawksley stamp G & J spherical whistles whistle museumA more fancy model by Hawksley , made of silver with ornaments.

G & J. W. Hawksley Silver Flattened spherical type 1880's whistle museum
A  Flattened Spherical Spherical and aside by side.

W.G&J Hawksley model 1777 1880s, 1889 catalogue along with H Millera Flattened spherical and Spherical whistle, whistle museum
A Spherical whistle stamped H. Miller & Co. Birmingham.
The co. was founded 1869 Aston Brook Street, Birmingham.
and delt with bicycles lamps and more. Note the Flared end pipe opening
and the German silver cap ( Ring and base)

H. Miller & Co. Birmingham 19th Century whistlesFlared mouthpith & Nickel silver Loop spherical whistle, whistle museum
J. Hudson & Co. Spherical whistle, 50 mm
50 mm seemed to be the standart size used by various makers.J Hudson and Co Globular spherical whistle ,50mm Hudson Another J. Hudson with large toothgrip
J.Hudson & co spherical whistle

Alfred DeCourcy Brass Model of spherical whistle for Bikers, with a wheel relief in the center .
Alfred DeCourcy 19th century short Buson whistle for Bicycle riders , with wheel relif , whistle museum

A. DECOURCY whistle construction of a spherical whistle, whistle museumThe photo above shows a detail of DeCourcy design of a Brass braket going all the way from where the pipe ends to the window as a frame with a ‘ring’ being part of it.

A Flattened spherical whistle , Silver, made by Brook & Son, Edinburgh 1906
50 mm . Same as Hawksley Model 1777.
Made by Brook & Son. 1906 Edinburgh 45mm wmaA Spherical whistle stamped Manton Calcuta, Manton & Co. Firearms and ammunition makers and dealers started in London and opened in Calcutta 1820’s.
The whistle was probably made by J. Hudson, or A. DeCourcy.
Spherical whistle sold by Manton Co. Calcuta Made By DeCourcy whistle museumBritish made short Busson supplied to Manton Co. Calcuta whistle museumA Large French Spherical whistle , used as a Bird Call, Game Call
( Appeau)
Large short Globular spherical whistle whistle museum
Here it is pictured along side of a Stevens Cylinderical whistle, for size comparison.
Large Spherical whistle, Globular short buson type whistle beside a large Bobby whistle for size comparison whistle museum
A silver Spherical whistle probably from Europe unknown early date,
Made by a Silversmith with a nice different design to the part which supports the pipe. ( Understrengthening part )

German Julius Heinirich Zimmerman 1899 spherical Kugelschriller pfeife whistle museum1899 Catalog of Julius Heinrich Zimmerman ( German Maker)  , showing a Kugelschrillpfeife  50 mm , Nickel Plated Brass.
A German Variation .

Bosun whistle , Zimmermann, Germany late 1890's whistle museum( wooden ones to be aded)
Large French Cast Balloon globular whistle by S.E  , with 4 windows.     Round and Hudson aniverssary 006
Two Round French whistles with Spherical top
Round w Ball head, Nicolas w Stop holeA French round whistle with Spheriacal sound chamber.

I had much pleasure writing hope you enjoy reading, These whistles are all rare
to find if you do have any more information or pictures or questions you are welcome to share and help my research. please, email: info@avnerstrauss.com
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One thought on “Spherical , Globular shaped whistles and More, Bicycles Whistles By A. Strauss (23 photos)”

  1. Good evening,

    I have just found a small silver whistle whilst metal detecting. Where could I send some pictures for it to be identified please?

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