Boatswain's Pipe

(Also called a "Bosun's Whistle")

By ACME

 

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The boatswain's pipe is the 'modern day' descendant of the flutes used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans to convey orders to the oarsmen and galley slaves. The first use of the whistle in the English Navy was during the crusades of the 13th century.

The 'Call' (or 'Pipe') is named after the Boatswain. He was the officer who, being in charge of the rigging, issued more orders than the other officers. Frequently, the human voice was not sufficient to carry orders to the men climbing the rigging, especially in storm conditions. The high pitch of the Boatswain's 'Call' could be relied upon to be heard above even the worst howling gales.

 

Boatswain's Pipe

 

Included are:

  • The Boatswain's Pipe

  • A sheet containing a Certificate of Authenticity, pictures of how to properly hold the Pipe, a chart of the different Calls, and a brief history of the Boatswain's Pipe

  • Gift Box

 

 

Boatswain's Pipe COA     The Calls (or Pipes)

 

Boatswain's Pipe Gift Box

 

 

 

 

Parts of the Boatswain's Pipe

Parts of the Boatswain's Pipe

 


Boatswain Pipe

Price - $18.95 each

Catalog# - 669
 

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