🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Puzzling metal pigeon found many years ago

Merf

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Any help is appreciated. 1 3/4” tall
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Neat. Try blowing through it. I think you'll find it's a novelty bird-whistle, like this one (Victorian):

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Originally it would have had a short mouthpiece made of wood or reed pushed in the end. The body was usually cast in metals such as pewter, lead alloy or other "white metals".
 
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Neat. Try blowing through it. I think you'll find it's a novelty bird-whistle, like this one (Victorian):

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Originally it would have had a short mouthpiece made of wood or reed pushed in the end. The body was usually cast in metals such as pewter, lead alloy or other "white metals".
Good I d Red Coat, thank you. It is plugged up with dirt but I have it soaking.
 
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Neat. Try blowing through it. I think you'll find it's a novelty bird-whistle, like this one (Victorian):

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Originally it would have had a short mouthpiece made of wood or reed pushed in the end. The body was usually cast in metals such as pewter, lead alloy or other "white metals".
Agreed toy whistle.
 
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