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Police Wooden Rattle

Period:
19th Century
Description:
This kind of rattle was carried by policemen and used to raise the alarm and summon aid. They were replaced by the whistle whose sound carried further, toward the end of the 19th century.
Materials/Media:
wood
Dimensions:
235 x 252mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
KIMMG:2002/17/13
Digital Number:
EAAC042n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council