Tartan Ware Wooden Whistle, 'Hay & Leigh'
This is a wonderful and most unusual tartan ware item I have found in a long time.
This is a wooden whistle with the name Hay & Leigh written in gold lettering on the body of the whistle. I have not been able to trace this name to a specific clan. The whistle measures: 4 1/2 inches long and is 1 inch wide. Condition is good.
There are marks to the tartan pattern and the end where the whistle would be used has some user wear. The sound from this is more of a train whistle sound, which reminds me of when the conductor would blow into the whistle to signal that the train was ready to leave.
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