Trying to solve a mystery

by Louise H. McGregor, staff writer

Gary Peck of rural Deer River made an exciting find at a garage sale on Aug. 17 and he wanted to find out about the history of this steam whistle. Photo by Louise H. McGregor
Gary Peck of rural Deer River made an exciting find at a garage sale on Aug. 17 and he wanted to find out about the history of this steam whistle. Photo by Louise H. McGregor

Where it originally came from is a mystery and where it will end up at has not yet been decided.

One might be asking just what is the it that is being referred to? Well, the it is a Lunkenheimer steam whistle that was patented on March 8, 1918 that Gary Peck of rural Deer River found at a garage sale in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

“It was marked steam whistle,” said Peck, who follows the television show, “American Pickers,” and likes to go to garage sales to look for likely items. “I knew that this was a worthwhile find and the price was right. The lady I bought it from didn’t know where it came from and said that it had been sitting on the garage shelf for several years.”The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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