Manhattan in 1600s "Rattle Watch"
Wooden Rattle from circa 1600 Image
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.