Triple duct whistle

Unknown people
19th century

Object Place: United States or Canada, Northwest Coast region


Length 13.3 cm, width 4.1 cm, thickness 3.6 cm (Length 5 1/4 in., width 1 5/8 in., thickness 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red cedar, spruce root

Not On View


Musical Instruments



Rectangular body (of rectangular cross-section) constructed of two hollowed out pieces of red cedar (?), separated by wide wood septum, all bound with strips of split spruce root near each end. Rectangular windows, two on one face and one on opposite face. Rectangular embouchure hole. Sounds pitches of e’, f’-sharp, and g’.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection