Day 1

Pratt Institute steam whistles

December 31st, 2011

Pratt breaks out this calliope, as well as some other individual steam whistles, every New Year's Eve. You can play a keyboard that is hooked up to the calliope if you want, but, as you have probably noticed, the whistles are a bit out of tune.


  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Aw wow, that’s pretty cool. The neat things you come across on your adventures. Thanks for sharing this Matt.

  2. Alisa11 says:

    Wow, steam used to be such an important part of NYC’s infrastructure, I think they still use it pretty extensively. I was surprised that it was still used today. But what a fun instrument, but you’re right, Matt, it needs tuning!!

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