H A Ward Bm, Thunderer, Escargot-type whistle c.1889 .Whistle Museum ( All rights reserved ).
H. A.Ward Thunderer whistle, Henry A. Ward was a whistle manufacturer based in Birmingham, active 1889 to 1908.
the whistle is from the early 1890's.
See my article there H. A., Ward History and samples.
London type Escargot whistle, Ward is known for two rare Glasgow type escargots:
Alpha Model # 23 and Model # 24, Patent # 2980, both very rare.
Until this one was found it was not known he made any London type escargot whistles.
One known to exist.
The whistle is stamped under the beak
Ward's whistles are all very rare.
a simmililar whistle was made by McDonald stamped McDonald Maker Glasgow McDonald was associated with H A Ward late 1880s early 1890's with the improved call Glasgow type escargot.
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