STEAM WHISTLES


| November/December 1977

  • Whistle
    The bell dimensions of this whistle are 8'' diameter x 48'' length. The entire whistle stands over 6 foot, weighs over 200 pounds. Has a 2'' I.D. pipe inlet. It was used on a large Great Lakes ship. Long bell gives very deep blast.
  • 3 foot yardstick
    A 3 foot yardstick is shown for size comparisons.
  • Whistles
    Overall view showing air tank, pipes and whistles. Lake Erie is the dark patch of blue between the trees.
  • Steam whistles
    The bell diameters of these steam whistles are 8'', 6'', 6'', 5'', 3'', 3V,''. 3''. 2''. 2''. 2''. 1'' and 1''.
  • Whistles
    The bell diameters of these whistles are 10'', 8'', 8'', 6'', 6'' and 3''. The two largest are for Great Lakes ships and weigh 200 pounds each.
  • Whistles
    View from roof. The bell dimensions of the two largest are 10'' x 36'' and 8'' x 48''. Their pipe size is 2'' I.D.

  • Whistle
  • 3 foot yardstick
  • Whistles
  • Steam whistles
  • Whistles
  • Whistles

West Lake Road, Ripley, N.Y. 14775.

As a hobby, I collect steam whistles. I also blow them with 140 psi of compressed air. In the summer, they are mounted up on pipes, outside as shown in the photos. I've been told they can be heard for miles around me. The two largest copper bell whistles are for large Great Lake ships. They produce a beautiful deep blast that shakes the ground when blown. Each of the ship whistles weighs over 200 pounds. My tallest whistle is the one I'm standing next to in the photo. Its copper bell is 48 inches in length and the entire whistle stands six foot (I'm 6' 0'). I've never seen a whistle anywhere with a longer bell. That whistle was from a Great Lakes ship.