Designed after the original and vintage bosun whistles of days gone by. This 6" brass and copper bosun whistle with 32" chain comes in a gorgeous, solid rosewood (legally procured) hand-crafted storage box with a polished brass anchor inlay accent. Truly an inexpensive, remarkable gift for a former/present sailor, nautical enthusiast, history teacher or naval academy graduate or seaman.
• Solid 7-1/2" x 2" x 1-1/2" rosewood storage box with lift-off lid
• 6" vintage brass and copper antique bosun whistle reproduction
• 32" brass chain attached to bosun whistle
A boatswain’s call, pipe or bosun’s whistle is a pipe or a non-diaphragm type whistle used on naval ships by a boatswain. It is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, "bosun’s call". The pipe consists of a narrow tube (the gun) which directs air over a metal sphere (the buoy) with a hole in the top. The player opens and closes the hand over the hole to change the pitch. The rest of the pipe consists of a "keel", a flat piece of metal beneath the gun that holds the call together, and the "shackle".