During the American Civil War, bugles and drums were normally utilized to convey commands to the troops. Not every unit, however, had a trained bugler at hand. Signal Whistles were then used, particularly when vocal commands were not effective. Typical whistle signals and directions for blowing included. Wooden with plastic loop. Whistle is about 5 long.
Harmonicas were among the toys and novelties advertised for sale for Christmas presents in 1833; by the mid-1800s, cowboys were playing their harmonicas on the long trails west, and many a Civil War soldier had a harmonica in his pocket. These Hohner harmonicas come in the key of C and are individually packaged in a poly bag with a history and instruction insert.
The spool knitter is a simple device, dating back to the 19th century and is used to demonstrate French knitting. French knitting is a method of producing a continuous length of knitted (tubular) cord without knitting needles.
The Handkerchief Doll is perhaps the best known of all folk dolls and is very easy to make. Although the Handkerchief Doll was certainly around during the Revolutionary War times, it is most often associated with Victorian America. During the 19th century, most children were forbidden to play with toys on Sundays. The handkerchief doll was one of the toys that was still allowed, however, because it was a quiet activity. Our Handkerchief Doll contains materials to' make and lace ' one traditional 'play-prettie ' doll.