Buckeye Iron & Brass Works Steam whistle

KSDirtfisher77

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I was curious if anybody could chime in on this old whistle?
Dimensions are 14" tall overall
3" diameter x 7" long chime
The whistle is marked BUCKEYE IRON & BRASS WORKS DAYTON OHIO
It's got PM3 & 65 on actuator arm
Also its marked 65 & 44-1/4M on whistle body. Could someone give me some insight to age & value. I hooked shop air to whistle & it's still functional!!! Thanks for looking!
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Red-Coat

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Very cool. This one, with the same manufacturer details (and the same size), was sold by Kraft Auction Service in Valparaiso, IN for $200 (plus buyer premium of 20%) in January 2019:

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No date for the whistle was given in the listing but, as you probably know, the company (under that name) dates between 1876-1965.
 
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Those are collected by steam tech buffs. The mine I worked at in the 70s and 80s had those whistles on a machine called a drill jumbo which operated on compressed air. The bigger these whistles are, the more valuable they can be I believe.
 

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I was curious if anybody could chime in on this old whistle?
Dimensions are 14" tall overall
3" diameter x 7" long chime
The whistle is marked BUCKEYE IRON & BRASS WORKS DAYTON OHIO
It's got PM3 & 65 on actuator arm
Also its marked 65 & 44-1/4M on whistle body. Could someone give me some insight to age & value. I hooked shop air to whistle & it's still functional!!! Thanks for looking! View attachment 2046869
Some times on Ebay you can look on the left side for completed listings . If it is green i think that is what it sold for
 

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