Boatswain's call, Boatswain's Pipe, Bosun's whistle, 1877 H & T Silver Bosun's call and some nice articles & web sites.

A boatswain bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun is an unlicensed member of the deck department of a merchant ship....
see Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boatswain's_mate_(United_States_Navy)

and Boatswain's Pipe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boatswain's_call


Bosun's whistle, call by H & T ( Hilliard & Thomason ) Birmingham, 1877 , fully hallmarked on other side.
Hilliard & Thomason were well known as silversmiths in Birmingham , making other types of whistles as well . 
Some other well known British 19th century makers of Bosun's call were Joseph Willmore , George Unite, Mary Chawner and  E & E Emmanuel to name a few.

See other entries here of simmilar type
Boatswain's call History and Time Line

http://whistlemuseum.com/2009/06/26/bosuns-whistle-corner-boatswains-whistle-bosuns-pipes-with-dragons-china-and-japan-silver-1890s-to-1930s-whistles-3.aspx

the 1622 Atoche one
http://whistlemuseum.com/2009/04/04/the-atocha-shipwreck-of-1622-a-rare-spanish-colonial-gold-captains-whistle-circa-1620.aspx
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To see and hear more, look at  the reccomended external links for more info .
"The Botswain's Call handbook". The Marine Society & Sea Cadets. http://www.sccheadquarters.com/UserData/root/Files/Training/Proficiencies/Piping/Boatswains%20Call%20Handbook.pdf 
 *    Listen;
MP3s of the Boatswain's call from Hellenic Navy (Greek) 
 *         U.S.A Navy ;
How to use Boatswain pipe .pdf file
*               Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosun's_whistle
                                                                            
Whistle museum, A.Strauss All rights reserved 2009 , please do not use any part of this web page without a written permission from the author.

 

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  • 9/21/2009 2:22 AM Nicole wrote:
    My husband has inherited a very old boatswain's pipe that we believe was awarded to his great, great...grandfather who was in the Danish (?) military. Not sure if the story makes sense but I have images and would love toget more information on the piece. Any suggestions?
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  • 9/4/2011 1:20 AM andy brown wrote:
    does anyone know the call for UP SPIRITS?
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