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(N0 Modem P. G. FARNHAM.

WHISTLE.

No. 303,139. Patented Aug. 5, 1884.

6 INVENTOR Frank G.Fam7z am,

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in the pocket, where it is practically inacoes LEO UNITED STATES ATEN'r rricn.

FRANK G. FARNHAM, OF \VHITE MILLS, PENNSYLVANIA.

WHlSTLE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters PatentNo. 303,139, dated August 5,1884.

Applicniion filed January 12, 1884. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, FRANK G. FARNHAM, a citizen of the United States, residing at White Mills, in the county of Wayne and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Whistles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawlllgS.

My invention relates to an improvement in whistle calls, intended particularly for the use of sportsmen in the field, but adapted to the use of policemen, bicyclers, and all who have occasion to use an alarm or signal of this character. The dog call or whistle ordinarily used by sportsmen is open to several objections. It is usually hung around the neck by a string, and is sometimes a source of great annoyance as well as danger from the liability of entanglement with the lock of the gun. It is equally objectionable to carry the whistle loose sible at short notice, and occasions delay at times when quickness of movement is most necessary, at the same time the hands may be so occupied that it is inconvenient to search through the pockets.

The object of my invention is to provide a means of placing the whistle in such position that it is not only always accessible and at hand, but that its use requires no thought or search, but may be performed mechanically by a single motion. 1

My invention consists, first, in a whistle adapted to be carried on one or more fingers of the hand, and held there securely; and, second, in the peculiar construction of the whistle and holder.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view of the barrel of the whistle. Fig. 2 is a view of the plug. Fig. 3 is a plan of the metal plate. Fig. 4 is the metal sleeve. Fig. 5 shows the plate and sleeve connected. Fig. 6 shows the blank for a part of the holder. Fig. 7 shows blanks for the finger-pieces. Fig. 8 shows the strap and fingenpieces connected. Figs. 9 and 10 show the holder complete. Fig. 11 is a view of the complete whistle.

A represents the tube or barrel of the whistle, constructed of brass, nickel-plated, of whitemetal, or other suitable material. B is the mouthpiece, and G the ordinary slot, all the 1 parts thus far being of the ordinary construction. D is a sliding plug constructed either of wood or metal, adapted to fit the bore of the barrel or cylinder, and to move longitudinally therein. The plug isprovided with apin, 2, which engages with astraight or diagonal slot, 3, in the barrel, permitting the plug to be drawn out and held at any point. By this adjustment of the plug both the key and the strength of the tones produced are changed, the volume of sound increasing and the pitch being lowered as the plug is drawn out. The plug is perforated longitudinally, as at c, by which I find the volume of sound is increased. Upon the cylinder is a metallic sleeve, (1, up on which isplaced the'holder G. The holder is composed of a concave plate, 4, having slotted ends 5 5, and adapted to the curvature of the barrel, a strap, 5, and two finger-pieces, 6. The strap and finger-pieces are formed, preferably, of leather. The finger-pieces are sewed or otherwise secured to the strip at the points 7, and the ends 8 8 of such pieces are passed through the slots 5 in the plate 4. The other ends are then connected by eyelets orstitching, forming two loops, which serve to secure the whistle to two of the fingers of the left hand.

It is evident that my invention does away with all the annoyances before mentioned, since the whistle, while being permanently attached to the hand, yet causes no inconvenience in using that hand for any other purpose. In some cases I may inter-pose a spring between the plug and barrel, which forces the plug constantly outward, so that the plug may be forced in against the pressure to change the key. For a more expensive instrument the holder might be molded or formed from rubber,

with rubber straps, and secured to the barrel by its own elasticity or by other proper means.

The holding device, while I prefer' to use it in connection with this whistle, may be applied to any other kind of whistle, the modifications necessary to such adaptation being clearly within the scope of my invention. For instance, I may make a whistle cast in two parts, both stationary, with a wooden plug within, and the joint between the cast portions covered by a holding device.

Having described my invention, I claim- 1. A whistle having a holding device for l 6. In a whistle, the plug having the longisecuring it to the hand. tudinal bore or perforation, as set forth.

2. A whistle having one or more flexible 7. The combination, in a whistle, of the 15 loops for securing it to the hand. barrel, the sleeve, and the plate having slot- 5 3. The barrel A, in combination with the ted ends, with the flexible holder, substanconcave plate,t11e strap,and the holding-loops, tially as described.

substantially as described. In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in 4. In a whistle, the combination, with the presence of two witnesses. barrel, of an adjustable plug, for the purposes FRANK G. FARNI-IAM.

10 set forth. Witnesses:

5. In a whistle, the combination, with the L. H. HULL, slotted barrel, of the plug having the pin. F. WVV FARNHAM.

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Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2880548A (en) * 1959-04-07 Quail calling whistle
US2961135A (en) * 1958-08-29 1960-11-22 Jr Thomas M Hughes Duck call holder
US3120213A (en) * 1962-01-02 1964-02-04 Charles T Mulligan Signal-indicator device
US4733808A (en) * 1986-08-27 1988-03-29 Turner Jr Dan B Hunting call holder
US6416379B1 (en) * 2000-04-27 2002-07-09 J. Hudson & Co. (Whistles) Ltd. Whistle
NL1019352C2 (en) * 2001-11-13 2002-10-01 Stopkracht V O F Finger flute incorporates fixture devices for its retention and mouthpiece for enclosure by lips of user
US20040046057A1 (en) * 2002-09-11 2004-03-11 Sodemann Wesley C. Wand mounted nozzle holder
US20070080243A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Alexander Kevin L Material dispensing apparatus
US8242342B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2012-08-14 Ed Bettinelli Hands-free percussion instrument and related methods
US20150096427A1 (en) * 2013-10-09 2015-04-09 Kevin John Nadolny Handheld sounding device and methods of use
US9514731B2 (en) * 2015-03-26 2016-12-06 Ronald L. Miller Detachable whistle

Cited By (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2880548A (en) * 1959-04-07 Quail calling whistle
US2961135A (en) * 1958-08-29 1960-11-22 Jr Thomas M Hughes Duck call holder
US3120213A (en) * 1962-01-02 1964-02-04 Charles T Mulligan Signal-indicator device
US4733808A (en) * 1986-08-27 1988-03-29 Turner Jr Dan B Hunting call holder
US6416379B1 (en) * 2000-04-27 2002-07-09 J. Hudson & Co. (Whistles) Ltd. Whistle
NL1019352C2 (en) * 2001-11-13 2002-10-01 Stopkracht V O F Finger flute incorporates fixture devices for its retention and mouthpiece for enclosure by lips of user
US20040046057A1 (en) * 2002-09-11 2004-03-11 Sodemann Wesley C. Wand mounted nozzle holder
US20070080243A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Alexander Kevin L Material dispensing apparatus
US8242342B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2012-08-14 Ed Bettinelli Hands-free percussion instrument and related methods
US20150096427A1 (en) * 2013-10-09 2015-04-09 Kevin John Nadolny Handheld sounding device and methods of use
US9236040B2 (en) * 2013-10-09 2016-01-12 Kevin John Nadolny Handheld sounding device and methods of use
US9514731B2 (en) * 2015-03-26 2016-12-06 Ronald L. Miller Detachable whistle
US9767781B2 (en) 2015-03-26 2017-09-19 Ronald L. Miller Detachable whistle

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