About this object


Hector Webb repaired this whistle with pine pitch.

Cultural context


Physical description

Brown wood double reed whistle made of two single double reed whistles of equal length bound together by grey twine. Both pieces are rectangular in cross section and come to a tapering end and are bound in twine around near the smaller end. While the wider end is solid on each piece, there are two hollows (four in total) through the tapering end where there are two taper cut rectangular holes (four in total) nearby on opposite sides. On each piece one taper cut rectangular hole is lower than its opposite due to a horizontal graphite bar inlaid just above. On each side, one piece shows the graphite inlay while the other piece shows the higher taper cut rectangular hole. Sealed with pitch.