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S. R. BRIGGS.

WHISTLE.

No. 394,243. Patented Dec. 11, 1888.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

SYLVESTER R BRIGGS, OF FOSTER, RHODE ISLAND.

WHISTLE.

SPECIFICATICN forming part of Letters Patent No. 394,248, dated December 11, 1888.

Application filed January 17, 1888. Serial No. 261,006. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SYLVESTER R. BRIGGS, a citizen of the United States, residing in the town of Foster, in the county of Providence and State oil Rhode Island, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lVhistles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to whistles of the class adapted to be used more especiallyby bicycleriders, car-dri vers, and other persons in giving signals.

The invention resides, essentially, in the novel construction of the mouth-piece or holder, combined with the sound-tube or airbarrel.

The object sought to be accomplished is to produce a more serviceable and practical whistle of its type than has been made heretofore, and one, also, that comparatively inexpensive, a distinguishing .feature of my improved whistle being` that it can be readily carried in the mouth without inconvenience, owing to the novel form of the mouth-piece, which terminates in a hook-shaped portion, its presence not seriously interfering with a free use of the lips, as in talking, &c. lVhen the Whistle is not in use, it may be carried in the owners pocket or be suspended from a short chain, as common with other analogous whistles.

In the accompanying sheet of drawings, Figure l represents a front or perspective view of a double-barreled whistle provided with my improved inouth-pieee. Fig. 2 is a side view thereof. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken through the center of the upper portion of one of the barrels and the connected mouth-piece, the line of section taken being that ot' :z: w, Fig. l. Fig. 4is afront view of the whistle provided with a single barrel, and Fig. 5 is a side view looking into the mouthpiece from the rear side.

The following is a more detailed description of my invention, including the manner of its construction and general operation.

A designates the whistle complete, combining my improvements, the part-s comprising the saine being preferably made from sheet metal and soldered. Obviously, the whistles may be plated and made very ornamental, if desired.

o indicates the sound tube or barrel closed at the bottom end and having its upper end open and cut orbeveled, so as to form quite an angle with the axis of the tube, as shown at o.

l) designates the hollow mouth -piece or holder secured atan angle to the longest side of said tube, the under side ot' the holder coinciding with and forming a prolongation of the beveled end et the tube, as clearly shown in Fig. 3. The outer end,1',of the holder is made, preferably, somewat narrower than the opposite end, 71, contiguous to the tube. At its junction with the lateral sides of the tube the holder extends nearly to the center. The vertical sides e oi' the holder are closed. It will he noticed that the outlet 71y has the appearance of being contracted. Practically, however, the areas oit the two ends are about the same. The upper side of the holder at its free end is slightly rounded, as at r, and the corresponding portion of the under side eX- tends beyond the edge r somewhat, and also rounded and bent downwardly to forni a hook, (l, thereby when in use adapting it to rest upon and be retained by the under lip of the person carrying it. For convenience in attaching a chain or cord a wire loop, on, is secured to the bottom end of the tube.

When two tubes are used, it is better to have them ol" unequal lengths, as shown, as the quality and volume of emitted sound are greatly improved thereby.

lhen in use, the hook portion (Z of my improved niouth-piece rests well in and upon the under lip, the center ot' gravity of the whistle causing the lower portion of the barrel t0 lie against the chin and adapting the instrument to be held in positionV with a very little effort.

I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patentl. As an improved article oi' manufacture, the whistle hereinbefore described, having a tubular or barrel portion closed at one end and beveled at the other, and, further, having a hollow mouth-piece or holder secured at an IOO angle to the barrel and coinciding with said beveled end, and having a hook-shaped, projection formed on the under side of the moutlr piece at its free end, substantially as specified.

2. The improved Whistle hereinbefore described, consisting of a barrel portion closed at the bottom end only, and having a beveled upper end to which is secured a mouth-piece having a contracted opening, and zt bent or hook-shaped portion adapted in use to lie upon and be Supported by the under lip.

3. The combination of t Sound-tube closed at the bottom and out off at an angle at the top end, and itV hollow mouth-piece secured thereto having olosed'sides, a contracted outlet having its lower side coinciding with said angularly-out portion, and a Well-rounded lip portion bent to a hook shape, as d, formed at the outer or free end of tl1e1nouth-pieoe,sub stantially asY shown and lhereinbefore described, and for the purpose specified.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature in presence of two Witnesses.

- SYLVESTER R. BRIGGS.

Vtn esses CHARLES HANNIGAN, GEoYH. RENNING-TON.

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Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2485749A (en) * 1945-12-13 1949-10-25 Bernard G Ladd Musical wind instrument
US2782557A (en) * 1956-03-12 1957-02-26 Harley Max Pump operated call device
US3229501A (en) * 1963-04-01 1966-01-18 Phillips Petroleum Co Square cavity whistle detector
US4207703A (en) * 1978-07-10 1980-06-17 Michael Saso Game call
US4709651A (en) * 1985-08-14 1987-12-01 W.A. Deutsher Proprietary Limited Whistle
US5816186A (en) * 1996-07-31 1998-10-06 Fox 40 International Inc. Whistle
US20070289523A1 (en) * 2006-06-20 2007-12-20 Kim Keun J Whistle

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2485749A (en) * 1945-12-13 1949-10-25 Bernard G Ladd Musical wind instrument
US2782557A (en) * 1956-03-12 1957-02-26 Harley Max Pump operated call device
US3229501A (en) * 1963-04-01 1966-01-18 Phillips Petroleum Co Square cavity whistle detector
US4207703A (en) * 1978-07-10 1980-06-17 Michael Saso Game call
US4709651A (en) * 1985-08-14 1987-12-01 W.A. Deutsher Proprietary Limited Whistle
US5816186A (en) * 1996-07-31 1998-10-06 Fox 40 International Inc. Whistle
US20070289523A1 (en) * 2006-06-20 2007-12-20 Kim Keun J Whistle
US7428878B2 (en) * 2006-06-20 2008-09-30 Keun Jung Kim Whistle

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