Asylum Whistles






The Three Counties Asylum c.1912



Three Counties Asylum paid Hudsons 2.14 shillings on Monday the 28th Feb 1887 for attendants whistles, the whistles cost three and a half old pennies each. This was an expensive whistle but by far better quality than the others on the market, Hudsons charged an extra penny because theirs were patented.

The minimum order in those days was 144 calls, 144 calls at three and a half old pennies each amounts to exactly 2.14 shillings so we know that TCA purchased the minimum order. 2.14 shillings amounts to approx 130.44p in todays money.

The hospital order information kindly researched and contributed by Richard Knight, author of the Three Counties Asylum website http://www.threecountiesasylum.co.uk.

The photographs of the three female wardens are from an unknown asylum.

Please click on the thumb image below to see the order details.



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order book extract



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Female wardens, note the whistle worn on a chain






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Ballinasloe
Mental Hospital
Birmingham City
Asylum
Bucks County
Asylum
East Riding
Asylum
Gateshead
Mental Hospital
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Kent County
Mental Hospital
Middlesex County
Asylum
Peckham House
Hospital
Royal India
Asylum
Three Counties
Asylum
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Three Counties
Asylum
Three Counties
Hospital
Warminster
Pyschiatric Hospital
West Riding
Asylum
Winson Green
Mental Hospital


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Cane Hill
Asylum







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Created on ... August 1st 2012