Overall: 1 x 1 x 1 5/8 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.1 cm )
Ivory whistle with short cylindrical body, open at one end; blow end has wooden insert.
According to the donor, this whistle was used by John McComb, Jr. (1763-1855) when he served as street commissioner to call together workmen employed in outlying parts of New York City.
Gift of Mrs. Helen A. Collingswood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.