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Object ID # 1974.010.007
Object Name Whistle
Title J. HUDSON & CO. Whistle & Lanyard
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Year Range from 1899
Year Range to 1909
Artist J. Hudson & Co., Birmingham, England
Made J. Hudson & Co., Birmingham, England
Place of Origin Birmingham, England
Description Military policeman's J. HUDSON & CO. whistle and lanyard, called "The Metropolitan". It is a plated, silvertone metal whistle (likely nickel-plated). It has a solid eye at the top that allows it to be attached to a cord lanyard. The lanyard is a dark red cord. The patent date is impressed around the top of the whistle.
Makers mark J. Hudson & Co., Birmingham, England

The name is impress-stamped.
Provenance Manufactured in Birmingham, England, by the J. Hudson & Co. factory, and belonged to a military policeman.

Last owned by Corporal Isaac W. Stainsby who served in the South African War [Boer War]. Cpl. Stainsby was discharged in 1902. He continued to serve in South Africa beyond the Boer War period and was discharged again in 1909.

Passed down to his daughter, Bessie Hodgins of Owen Sound, Grey County.

Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Metal/Cord/Dye
Dimensions L-8.4 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Stainsby, Isaac
Subjects Boer War
South African War