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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:15 pm 
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I wish they made more keys I love those whistles

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:27 am 
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I have a pre-war Clarke in 'F' that is marked 'R. CLARKE' punched into the tin, no paint.


There's an R.Clarke C sitting on ebay at the minute. Price of sending with ebay Global Shipping Program is prohiobitive for me but you may feel differently, so there you have it.

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I've had an on again, off again relationship with Clarke Originals, which ended up being mostly off because of my heavy handed attempts at tweaking them. Recently, I bought another Clarke C, the black with the gold diamond version. This one was a winner right out of the box. For one, the black paint "feels" thicker and the tin-work around the block seems to be a tighter fit. It actually takes less wind and is more focused. I wonder if Clarke made some changes. So naturally, I ordered another one. And the whistle buying resumes...... :puppyeyes: Ofcourse, I will have to reduce my booze consumption a little to pay for the new acquisitions.


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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
Of course, I will have to reduce my booze consumption a little to pay for the new acquisitions.

You think... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdWjChQ ... adio=1&t=0


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ytliek wrote:
Tyler DelGregg wrote:
Of course, I will have to reduce my booze consumption a little to pay for the new acquisitions.

You think... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdWjChQ ... adio=1&t=0


I suppose I could get a Copeland if I didn't drink for a year... can't do it :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:43 pm 
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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
. Recently, I bought another Clarke C, the black with the gold diamond version. This one was a winner right out of the box. For one, the black paint "feels" thicker and the tin-work around the block seems to be a tighter fit. It actually takes less wind and is more focused. I wonder if Clarke made some changes.

I fancy one of those myself. I imagine a whistle with a wooden block would sound quite different to a conventional whistle. I'm itching to find out but I'm skint now

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:57 am 
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AuLoS303 wrote:
Tyler DelGregg wrote:
. Recently, I bought another Clarke C, the black with the gold diamond version. This one was a winner right out of the box. For one, the black paint "feels" thicker and the tin-work around the block seems to be a tighter fit. It actually takes less wind and is more focused. I wonder if Clarke made some changes.

I fancy one of those myself. I imagine a whistle with a wooden block would sound quite different to a conventional whistle. I'm itching to find out but I'm skint now


The Clarke Original is one of those whistles that people tend to really like or dislike. It has its unique quirks that I like. For one, I like its tone. Considering it's the grandfather of the various "modern" whistles that evolved over time, it's a good whistle to have. It does produce a sound that was probably heard as far back as the 1840s. There was a recent video on the current production of the Clarke Original which I can't seem to locate. It really is an interesting process. It made me appreciate the apparent care that goes into each one because of the insertion of the wooden blocks. The gaudy black paint and gold diamond patterns along the holes give it a festive, folksy look. It was destined to go extinct, I believe, until Bill Ochs saved it back in the 70s, which in itself is a fascinating story.


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Tyler DelGregg wrote:
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The Clarke Original is one of those whistles that people tend to really like or dislike. It has its unique quirks that I like. For one, I like its tone. Considering it's the grandfather of the various "modern" whistles that evolved over time, it's a good whistle to have. It does produce a sound that was probably heard as far back as the 1840s. There was a recent video on the current production of the Clarke Original which I can't seem to locate. It really is an interesting process. It made me appreciate the apparent care that goes into each one because of the insertion of the wooden blocks. The gaudy black paint and gold diamond patterns along the holes give it a festive, folksy look. It was destined to go extinct, I believe, until Bill Ochs saved it back in the 70s, which in itself is a fascinating story.

I really want one now!

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