Whistle Museum: General Service Whistle By J.Dixon & Sons, one of two known samples.
General Service Whistle By J.Dixon & Sons, one of two known samples.
A GSW by J Dixon & Sons
Concaved top loop,
Length: 87.77 mm Body Dia, app. 16.7mm
Top Loop is 9.4 mm wide at top
A mouthpiece with narrow opening 4 mm .
General Servise Whistle By J.Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England, German Silver c. 1880s. It is a master piece and a great example of the superb craftmanship of this maker.
Features; Lenght 87.77mm, Tube Dia. app 17mm . Weighs 51.1 grams. (ex. heavy) loop is ex wide at the top, 9. 4 mm. and the Mouthpiece is very solid & heavy with an unusual small opening of 4 mm (The smallest known on GSW's) Partition; made of brass. Diaphragm has two Diamond shape teeth extentions of partition going thru disk. (Reminiscent of Bent & Parker & some Ward's whistles but larger and parallel to partition).
The other side is stamped with their famous bugle and banner logo. It is indeed a splendid whistle of outstanding quality with superior constuction & sound. This is the first general service whistle by J Dixon and Sons, discovered by me in 2006 ,Two samples are known to exist. (The color is silver not as in picture) A year later anotherr showed up.
The other sample has the Dixon & Sons and The bugle and banner logo stamped on the same side, meaning that the stamp was made of two different punches