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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:39 am 
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Came across this:

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Can't quite see how it will work with equal spaced one size fits all holes and the lower end closed but maybe it was meant to hang off your belt or something like that and unscrew the end before use. Too high a price on it (especially once postage added) to chance it just to satisfy my curiosity.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:09 am 
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It looks like a bottle opener. Might be just the thing.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:10 am 
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Nanohedron wrote:
It looks like a bottle opener.


I had the same thought.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:51 am 
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It had occurred to me too, I must admit. But it makes the whole whistle part obsolete doesn't it?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:16 am 
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C'mon, Mr.Gumby. Buy it. You know you want to. :twisted:

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
Came across this:...

Can't quite see how it will work with equal spaced one size fits all holes and the lower end closed but maybe it was meant to hang off your belt or something like that and unscrew the end before use. Too high a price on it (especially once postage added) to chance it just to satisfy my curiosity.

If you don't want to buy it, where is it being sold. Someone else may decide it's a treasure (or buy it just to easy your curiosity).

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:43 pm 
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Ebay: Old vintage antique brass Penny whistle flute- Buy it now

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:16 pm 
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Slide whistle of some type? Maybe an industrial whistle - steam, locomotive?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:40 am 
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They're all over Ebay.

I saw one in the flesh as it were. On that one, the whistle part didn't connect with the tone holes --- it was just a piece of solid brass.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:54 am 
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Makes a noise! I don’t know if it’s playing right.


That's reassuring...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:44 am 
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Its pretty.


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If the bottom end is permanently closed, it might be played ocarina-style. By this I mean that one or two fingers could be lifted at a time, with most holes kept covered.

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I think something that odd needs to be hanging on the wall in a pub, so people can have a contest: you buy a "yard of ale" or a pint of premium ale, and you can have the beer free if you can figure out how to drink their beer in under 1 minute, using that contraption. Judges will be other patrons, who give the thumbs up or down. Laugh's-a-plenty!


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Speaking of instruments with strange round metal things on the bottom...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3EgapgFCI0

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I'm still thinking it's a bottle opener/ocarina


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