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That was commonly called the “banana whistle”, which is a product of LIONEL.
 

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Big-Ed is correct, (Prewar 1935 issue). There were two model numbers! WS-36 found in the 385W; 400W; 392W; & 1835W tenders. The WS-37 was used in the 250W; 263W; 265W; & 752W tenders. These were later replaced by the Die cast WS 75 & WS 85 whistles, which are the ones you commonly see.
 

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I think some of the later ones came with the plate screwed on instead of the rivets on the cover plate? ( Or whatever they would be called) that holds the cover plate on.
I may be wrong.
 

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The cover plates on the WS75/WS85 were attached with drive studs. They both have a slight knurled twist on the shank of the stud. Part number is WS-103; drive stud. The WS-36/37 were the first issued on 1935. They were replaced by the WS-75 & WS-85 whistles. The WS-75 was used with 027 tenders, and operated at 9 volts. The WS-85 was used in the 0 gauge tenders, operating at 11 volts. These series were 1935; 1936-1942, which were replaced by the plastic WS-125/WS-175 whistles. The 125 had the mounting tab for the relay; whereas the 175 did not have the tab, and was used in the 2671W/WX tenders.
 

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The cover plates on the WS75/WS85 were attached with drive studs. They both have a slight knurled twist on the shank of the stud. Part number is WS-103; drive stud. The WS-36/37 were the first issued on 1935. They were replaced by the WS-75 & WS-85 whistles. The WS-75 was used with 027 tenders, and operated at 9 volts. The WS-85 was used in the 0 gauge tenders, operating at 11 volts. These series were 1935; 1936-1942, which were replaced by the plastic WS-125/WS-175 whistles. The 125 had the mounting tab for the relay; whereas the 175 did not have the tab, and was used in the 2671W/WX tenders.

Were you whistling when you typed all that? :D

Need to start a All you want to know about Prewar train book.:smilie_daumenpos:

The site that (whats his name?) started would have been filled with a lot of good info by now, huh?
 

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No Ed, I just pulled the info from my resources, and typed what I think would cover 100% of the answer. Thanks to TJCRUISER, I’ve been stuck in the Black Hole of Prewar. Most of any answers about Prewar, is already covered in multiple books. Sadly, it isn’t in one complete volume, but multiple books.

Yes, it’s a crying shame that the Prewarlionel.com fell into the Great Abyss. I just see various questions pop up about something related to Prewar, and I just try to give a complete answer.
 
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