Object No. 8

Object No. 8

Heres an odd one. If my distant memory isn’t playing tricks on me, I got this Wienermobile whistle at a Ford Auto Museum long ago. I have no idea how old I may have been at the time, memories this distant tend to loose certain factual detail. For those who have no idea what they are looking at, this is a tiny promotional whistle which is the likeness of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, a vehicle that has seen a number of revisions over the years and still to this day gives out these whistles as far as I know. They even have a name, albeit an unfortunate one, Wienerwhistles. Interested in the history of these driving wieners, have a gander at the Wikipedia entry here.


  1. John Roads - March 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Very nice! I have to say I’m amused with how you call out the name “wienerwhistle” as unfortunate. Personally, I love it. *wink*

    It’s entertaining how many people are obsessed with Oscar Mayer wiener paraphernalia (myself included). I have several Wienerwhistles, a couple of Hot Wheels die-cast Wienermobiles, a four foot inflatable Oscar Mayer Wiener, a fantastic foot-long Wienermobile model car, and a six inch Wienermobile beanie bag.

    Hold onto your Wienerwhistle. It probably won’t be worth much seeing as how prolific they are, but it’s still a great piece of Americana.

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