ORCHESTRAL SLIDE FLUTE, SWANEE WHISTLE, LONDON
Slide duct flute, Swanee whistle, London (England) circa 1930.
The cylindrical body of ebonite without fingerhole, nickel-silver mount.
The slide whistle has an extended length of tubing containing a plunger that allows the performer to shorter or lengther the resonating length of the tube, thus changing the pitch of the tone produced.
Also known as Jazzoflute.
Patented in 1924.
SWANEE / WHISTLE / OR / LOTUS FLUTE / MADE IN / LONDON / ENGLAND /
REGISTERED / DESIGN / 687087 / PRO / PATENT / REG. US. PAT. OFF.
Length: 278 mm.