Manhattan in 1600s "Rattle Watch"
Wooden Rattle from circa 1600 Image
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On display at the Fire Fighters Museum in Hudson New York. Resolved Waldron's first job after arriving Manhattan from Holland was as a Night Watchman. When twisted around the "Rattle" made a loud clicking sound to alert citizens of New Amsterdam of fire or other troubles. The Rattle Watch dates back to the year 1658.
|Posted on July 7, 2014|