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The York Factory Whistle is a low-tech, mechanical device. But the factory whistle’s annual concert will be gaining some high-tech digital features in 2014. A York, Pa., Daily Record story says the the 12:15 a.m. Christmas Day concert will be live streamed on the Factory Whistle’s website. That means it can be seen on computers and digital devices throughout the world. To add to the whistle’s digital collateral, as they say, you can learn more about this variable valve whistle at the Factory Whistle’s Facebook page or by downloading the Whistle Master app. The quirky whistle concert is a rite of early Christmas Day around York, Pa. It points back to the day that factory whistles in red-brick industrial plants around town ordered the days of workers – signaling the start of shifts, breaks and the end of shifts. For decades, the concert was held at New York Wire on East Market Street before moving last year to Metso Minerals Arch Street plant. Whistlemaster Don Ryan, above, right, remains at the helm. Also of interest: Check out these York Factory Whistle stories and photos and York Factory Whistle’s sound: How about like a ‘whale song without the water?’
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York County, of course, has another internationally known moment on Christmas Eve/Day.
The Glen Rock Carolers, with their new statue, will stroll the streets of that southern York County borough again this year. Continue reading “Mechanical York Factory Whistle seeks worldwide Christmas Day digital audience” »