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Trophy Products Rocket Whistle

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I found this whistle at the flea market a few weeks ago and it stopped me in my tracks. A lady had this in her case and didn't know anything about it.

Trophy was a small company that made plastic kazoos, whistles and other things musical, as well as novelty things for the kid market back in the 50s. I happen to know that these Rocket whistles were made in solid or primary colors like red, green, blue and yellow. But to find a marble plastic one is a little harder. It's a rocket, it's a whistle! Who can't like that combo? I did do some cleaning up before I tested the whistle out. I put the Micron sand papers to good use on this! It's very LOUD!

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Looks good, neat item.

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Thank Kilroy!

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I've never seen that whistle before. I like it a lot. It looks like it has a ball inside. I have a couple of diferent plastic space whistles. The Pyro pyrotomic rocket whistle and the spec-toy space signal rocket whistle. Anybody have any others?

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Thanks, it has a ball or cork inside of it. These were sold new at around .15 a piece, according to this older add I found.

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Well we took a trip to Ohio last weekend and guess what I found? Yep, another Rocket whistle in orange and red version.

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And finally, thru the help of a good friend, I was able to snag this beauty 2 days ago.

Green, yellow and gray swirls. Stay tuned, a 1950s solid color is on the way in the next couple days! I said in the original post that these were made in the 1950s but actually the swirls were made in the 1940s. The solid colors were made in the 1950s.

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Nice set! Definitely look cool with the swirl plastic.

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Thank you Joe! Over the last few weeks I was able to find a few more. Solid colors now, mint green from ebay and red, thanks to a Trophy Products collector friend.

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I think we need to see more of that beautiful radio!

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Okay, I'm late to the game on this -- I really need to remember to check these other sections! These are all BEAUTIFUL whistles. That swirly plastic is just fantastic looking... Thanks for the photos. Now I've got something else to obsess over! :)

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Thank you, it's a sickness for sure! I just figured since I couldn't find the other Space toy items I was looking for, these would be fun to hunt for.

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