Zeppelin whistles, Dirigible, Spaceship, Blimp, Balloons (Aircraft), Whistles. (1) and one rare unknown escargot airship shape.
Toy Whistles reflecting old Aircrafts developments.
A Fascinating part in Aircraft History
German Penny toy Tin Reed whistle, Zeppelin, 1925, very rare.
A large paper mache reed whistle , Germany 1920's to early 30's. Appr. 8 inch by 4inch
Whistle museum Archive (30x20cm)
Zeppelin over JERUSALEM 1931 flight to Egypt
( Brings to Mind The Strauss Album "Jerusalem Skies are Lower" 1990)
בירושלים השמים נמוכים יותר" אבנר שטראוס "
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what is an An airship or dirigible (link to Wiki)
Airship Dirigible cast French Pennytoy , Marked Depose on one side and Makers side on other (Warn out).
Rare and Hard to find complete because it is so fragile. L; 58 mm
French action noise makers with reed whistle , Tin. 1910,s to 1920's.
More interesting reading Link see google for more.
Prewar Japan 1920's 30's tin litho whistle with a Blimp Dirigible CUT PATTERN,
the series includes over 20 known litho variations.
These Zeppelin cut shape was made in Japan , 1950's Tin Litho The series includes 4 pieces excluded here are Air Taxi and Moon V-5 with dog , Pictured Blue Star AIrlines and ZEPPELIN WORLD AIR LINES
This one really puzzled me as it's the only one I had seen, Airship shaped pea whistle, escargot whistle, cast plated metal, well made, my guess is it was made in china, japan, but could be france. C.1900. 39 mm x 39 mm. found in china
More interesting reading ... Link.
During the war, (WWI) the Germans used zeppelins as bombers. On May 31, 1915, the LZ-38 was the first zeppelin to bomb London, and other bombing raids on London and Paris followed. The airships could approach their targets silently and fly at altitudes above the range of British and French fighters. However, they never became effective offensive weapons. New planes with more powerful engines that could climb higher were built, and the British and French planes also began to carry ammunition that contained phosphorus, which would set the hydrogen-filled zeppelins afire. Several zeppelins were also lost because of bad weather, and 17 were shot down because they could not climb as fast as the fighters. The crews also suffered from cold and oxygen deprivation when they climbed above 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). see more at link above.
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