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Old 02-16-2007, 03:20 PM
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Default Making Whistles

I am new to this forum and may not have done my research properly but have not found a thread that told me how these whistles were made. Some of the big ones must have been cast like the bells were--out of bronze?
I see that the Sprague was supposed to have the largest one--was that the boat with a 380 pounder on it? Was there a well known whistle factory
for the boats?
I have just gotten done writing a book [historical fiction] on steamboats running the Upper Missouri but wanted to be sure of my facts before putting it in print. Sorry if I am rehashing something already gone over on this forum. Just want the info so I can be correct.
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