Mauchline Ware Whistles & Simmilar Types, A.Strauss.
Mauchline pronounced "Mawkh-linn". is a town in the county of East Ayrshire, in Scotland .
The production of box-work or Mauchline ware took place from the 1820s was by the firm of
W & A Smith until 1933 when the factory burnt down .
The ware was applied to a large variety of small wood objects and whistles that were extremely collectable , each piece having the view of the place of purchase serving as souveniers.
The first whistle pictured above represents the most common shape other shapes are less often seen
and there are very few shape variations and the main are presented here.
The wood used was Sycamore. These products were sent all over the world and was at its peak in the 1860's.
Tartan ware was also extremely popular as a result of the smiths inventing a machine for "weaving" tartan designs on paper.
Fern ware and Flora ware was introduced in the 1870s. This involved applying actual ferns to the wood which was then stippled in dark brown, the ferns removed and the wood varnished.
Experts say that railroads, as old as transfer ware itself , have very little representation, with locomotives appearing in only a handful of views. This suggests that companies made most of their transfer plates before 1880, producing few after 1890.
Although Mauchline Ware production continued for another 40 years or so, its popularity began to decline.
Swiss made samples.
Mauchline Marine Terrace Herne Bay, Rare different one a scotish view but made in switzerland.
Different shape wood and style.
A Simmilar one with same view was made in Mauchline.
Wood turned whistles were made at least since the 1880's on and exported with stamps of different places as souveniers.
The Swiss made whistles are of a different shape and finish.
International Exhibition Edinburgh 1890, Made in Switzeland.
Mauchline whistle Dated 31 March 1881, Tunbridge Wells.
Mauchline whistle, Brittany Holding a woodcock .
Double end ,composite whistles were popular in the U.S.A .
Below a Catskils Mt. souvenier Mauchline ware with stop hole and another early american wood turned whistle.
Mauchline ware Capitol Double end whistle w.stop hole , U.S.A. (see close up at top).
rare uncommon shape.
Another uncommon shape, swiss style, this shape of whistle appears also on early german made horn made whistles.
Side view, of a Floral ware .
McBeth & Stuart are mostly the tartan ware met with.
With the advent of photography in the latter part of the 19th century, many Mauchline Ware manufacturers turned to using photographic images as an alternative to transfer printed views.
Collectors refer to these pieces as stick-on photographic ware.
Mauchline Mauchline ware with Queen Victoria Photo 1897 Diamond Jubillee.
Pop gun whistle combination with Mauchline ware.
To be cont.
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