This is a beautiful and diminutive British Naval bosun’s whistle from the Victorian era. The whistle was made by Hilliard & Thomason, a Birmingham silversmith, and is date-marked for 1880-1881. The whistle has a small chain and some nice engraving on the sides.
Approximately 3-9/16” in length and 7/8” in height and 3/4” in width.
H&T (Hilliard & Thomason) maker mark; four marks, including date stamp for 1880-1881.
This is from a Great Britain & Commonwealth militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. SHOP MHJX13 LDGEX4/13
8 (Excellent-): The whistle has some minor wear and tarnish only.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.