Torpedo Siren Whistles C. 1895 -1939 To be cont.

 Torpedo Siren whistles.  A. Strauss ,Copyright © 2009

Siren whistles with a Torpedo Shape were made in Germany & France 1890's
 to 1939. All these whistles are rare and have a general shape of a torpedo but vary in size, inner mechanism, and construction, one feature which helps to distiguish between makers is the number of vent holes- windows at the top:
six or seven holes. 


                                      
                             German "Torpedo " Siren Whistle C. 1905 -1939 . 
                            
3 Torpedo whistles.

            
            French & German Torpedo siren whistles, view of top round vents,
there are many variations
 all rare, differing in number of vents size & mechanism construction,

Large one on left is 83mm long and Top diameter is 34 mm .

on the right early 7 holes Model # 6421 of the 1899 Catalogue,
by the German manufacturer Zimmermann. 
                  
Zimmermann's late 19th century design, side view, the top screws off,
closeup picture below has it with top  taken off.
                  

Stamp close up:


                   JOHNSON SMITH & Co. showing a Torpedo whistle (Right)
                   among other german whistles made for the U.S.A. market. c. 1920s .

                                           


Torpedo siren whistle 7 holes, vents, small model, L;58 mm Top dia. 23 mm,
made in france,by Manufrance, Armes et Cycles.

                                                                                                          


Manufrance stamp closeup: Armes et Cycles Saint Etienne
            

Top comes off & has a different wheel & a simpler type inside mechanism.

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H. NIcolas , French Maker,  Catalgue of 1927 Showing 3 Models;
Model # 302, Larger Model # 304
and model # 308 with a Horn. all have 7 vents holes on top.








To be cont.
משרוקיות סירנה, צרפת וגדמניה לפני מלחה"ע השניה



Whistle Museum- notes and pictures by Avner Strauss Copyright © 2009 (All rights reserved)  .בחסות סל תרבות שטראוס http://www.saltarbut.co.il 
http://www.avnerstrauss.com

 

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