Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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penny whistle
  • Clarke
  • penny whistle, circa 1970
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • tin, wood, paint
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 9/16 x 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0672

This is a cylindrical tin flute that tapers slightly down its length. The mouthpiece is square with a wooden plug. It has a rectangular whistle hole and six fingerholes. It is black with a gold diamond around each fingerhole. There are gold bands at the end, above the first fingerhole and at the level of the whistlehole. There is a gold oval with "CLARKE" inscribed in black letters near the whistlehole.