[Skip to content] [Skip to main navigation] [Skip to user navigation] [Skip to global search] [Accessibility information] [Contact us]

Use these menus to filter your browsing

See full details Description

Tin whistle, 'Soodlum' whistle, duct flute in D. Green plastic head and cylindrical plated metal body. The long, straight mouthpiece has a rectangular mouth hole. Rectangular mouth or window. The body has six round finger holes of varying sizes. A round yellow sticker printed with green writing is applied to the front above the holes and reads: 'SOODLUMS/D/TIN WHISTLE/MADE IN IRELAND'. Whistle retains its original packaging, a blister pack with a transparent plastic cavity and a card backing, the front of which reads: 'SOODLUM'S/A SOUVENIR/OF IRELAND/IRISH/TIN//WHISTLE/D/The/Soodlum/whistle is/a genuine/musical/instrument/used by top/Irish/musicians./It has a/mellow tone/which makes it/easy to learn/and enjoyable/to play/The Tin Whistle/is suited to/all types of/music and will/give many hours/of pleasure./Playing instructions/on back of this pack/Made in Ireland'. A white sticker at the top gives the price as: £1.95


penny whistle
Musical Instruments

421.221.12 open flutes with internal duct, with fingerholes
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  penny whistle
object name:  tin whistle in D
object name:  whistle
common name:  toy
object name (AAT):  Soodlum’s penny whistle in D
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  duct flute
catalogue title:  421.221.12 open flutes with internal duct, with fingerholes
display title:  421.221.12 open flutes with internal duct and fingerholes
display title:  421.221.12 open flutes with internal duct, with fingerholes

Dublin, Ireland; Europe
Additional place information
Date made
circa 1989
Additional date information
circa 1989 

overall: 365 x 95 x 25 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 365 x 95 x 25 mm

Related objects
whistle; duct flute (object-14619)
Related subjects
association: Family and Home
object name (old): duct flutes
object name (AAT): whistles
object name: penny whistles
object name (Horniman Ethno.): toys
classified as: 421.221.12 Open flutes with internal duct with fingerholes

Record created 1999-12-26 by BCURTIS
Record last updated 2017-03-21 by XGVIEWS

Collections information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. More information on the objects listed on our website.

This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be some errors. The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us.