Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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penny whistle
  • England, United Kingdom
  • penny whistle, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom?
  • tin, wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 1.25 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 1/2 x 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0671

This cylindrical tin flute tapers slightly down its length. The mouthpiece is square with a wooden plug. It has a rectangular whistle hole and six fingerholes. It was originally silver-colored.