Popularly referred to as a Recorder, Tin Whistle or Penny Whistle the history of these mostly folk music instruments reaches back to the earlier 19th century. Gracing many a Civil War soldier’s evening respite from the days military activity or wood stove concert in winter camp, the little tin recorder was a favorite at many a mid 19th century entertainment. Fashioned from thin tinned sheet iron rolled into a tube with hand lead soldered mouth piece and seam, the penny whistle was light in the haversack or knapsack, yet durable. This example measures 13 ½ inches in length with good evidence of age and period use. A rich natural age patina, good evidence of period hand soldering and the charm of period use and carrying while remaining in pleasing, even playable condition, will set this all original little musical instrument well in any Civil War collection. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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