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York’s famed Factory Whistle and its concert – then and now

Linked in/Neat stuff: Brodbecks Community Band/Harley ‘Knucklehead’ Remember these days when whistlemaster Don Ryan operated the York Factory Whistle in the narrow hallway at New York Wire? Well, that’s just one of many changes in the annual Christmas morning concert … Continue reading

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Mechanical York Factory Whistle seeks worldwide Christmas Day digital audience

Linked in/Neat stuff: Buddy King-Diane Susek concert/Think Loud’s state-of-the-art studio 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 … Continue reading

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New York Wire’s whistlemaster about using air in lieu of steam: ‘It’s going to sound very close to it’

Whistlemaster Don Ryan tries out the New York Wire Factory Whistle using compressed air instead of steam. The test passed muster. (See photo below of where all the air comes from.) Background posts: The world’s loudest music without amplification from … Continue reading

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