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    AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    Hello All,

    I got out for a few hours today with BuckleBoy and Rodeo Recon and hunted a newly found colonial house site that, as of today, has given up THREE 1700s Silver Spanish coins! We had figured that this would be our last hunt for a while at this site, but we are rethinking that after today. I will not say what BuckleBoy found, but I'm sure you will see his post soon enough. Anyway, I found this little cast pewter whistle today and found out that is was widely used by the military at that time and that it dates from the 1820s. This is the smallest whistle that I have ever seen! Shown is a 1909 wheat found last week for size. We found several relics at this site that suggest that there was a pre Civil War veteran living there at one time. It was an awesome feeling to be the first person in well over a hundred years to give this whistle back its long lost sound. After I cleaned it up and blew it, it was like taking a trip back in time! I know, it sounds strange, but it's true. BuckleBoy was there and, I'm sure, felt the same way. Anyway, that's my find for the day. Let me know what you think. Thanks and HH!

    Fox

    P.S. I think I might start wearing this thing on a chain for good luck on my hunts from now on!
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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    BuckleBoy is my hero! You are, too.

    Kirk

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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    Absolutely Awesome Find!!

    Here's a pewter whistle I dug last October...and I got the same feeling when I heard it sound off for the first time..really cool.

    Thanks for sharing and HH,
    Hank 8)
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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    Nice pewter whistle !!!!! I found one last summer almost like it, a guy replied to my post and said he was selling one just like it on ebay, it went for over $100 as I recall, I couldn't believe it!
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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    I'd be afraid I'd inhale it....that thing is tiny Great find,you all have one heck of a site there.HH!!

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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    lol I misread this title thought it said whiskey not whistle lol nice digs even without the booze
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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    That's what the loop on the top is for...a string/wire to get it back up!

    Congrats...About how deep was it?
    40 years of dirt fishin' & I still get excited!

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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    Those are the coolest whistles I have ever seen. Nice find guys!!! Did all of you all find them at War Sites?
    May God Bless all TNET Members!

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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    sweet find congrats
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Master Sarge
    Those are the coolest whistles I have ever seen. Nice find guys!!! Did all of you all find them at War Sites?
    House site.


    Congrats on a BEAUTIFUL and VALUABLE find there, Foxhound! It was so damned cool to hear that whistle blow today.


    Regards,


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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    Great find really nice whistle is it loud? beats a silver dime any day, well almost

    HH Vrent

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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vrent
    Great find really nice whistle is it loud? beats a silver dime any day, well almost

    HH Vrent
    I think it does beat a silver dime, to be honest--both in terms of Value and in terms of Age!


    Just my Ten Cents,


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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    WELL DONE.

    I have only found bits of these.

    The design has changed very little from the 17th-18th century hawking whistles used in hunting.
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    Re: AWESOME 180 Year Old Pewter Military Whistle Found At Colonial House Site!!

    My whistle was also found at a house site...one of my 'neatest' finds for sure.

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    Fantastic little peice of history.
    God and country.

 

 
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