Arf Musica

DCM 1017: Anonymous / Whistle. From the Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection.

Today the blogosphere celebrates National Puppy Day. In the Muse throws their august paw into the ring with this unusual whistle made by an unknown crafstman.   According to the item’s description, “the dog’s neck contains a threaded hole indicating this was a handle for something, possibly a small walking cane.”  We do not know if the whistle is pitched so that only dogs can hear it, and are awaiting a response from curatorial staff before embarking on field tests.  See this and other whistles, flutes and fifes in the Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection in American Memory.

2 Comments

  1. Sharon McKinley
    March 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Em-bark-ing! get it?
    Love your posts!

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