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M 988

Inscribed Bosun Whistle

PRESENTATION SOLID SILVER BOSUN WHISTLE with a beautifully engraved inscription "Ralph Earl Sampson/U.S. Cruiser San Francisco/Christmas 1891". Reverse stamped "STERLING" and also with the maker's mark "W & H" which I believe is for the firm Wood & Hughes, New York. Length 5 1/2". Condition excellent. In 1891 the captain of the San Francisco was Rear Admiral William Sampson who had a son Earl....this whistle likely was a Christmas gift given by then Captain Sampson to his son.

Sales price: $595.00

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