Policeman's rattle: 1840

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Policeman's rattle: 1840
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

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Policeman's rattle. This example has a folding handle to make it easier to carry. Policemen carried rattles to alert the public to a crime being committed or a criminal running away. Whistles were not introduced until 1884.

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