“Dog Head Hunting Whistle”, Late Victorian Period to early 1900s. 

“His Master’s Voice (HMV) Speed Tester”, Date Unknown 


Various objects: “Dog Whistles, His Masters Voice (HMV) and Francis Galton”

Francis Galton was a Victorian polymath, meteorologist, geographer, cousin of Darwin, among the founders of Eugenics, Psychometrics, Dactylography (Study of Finger Prints), and inventor of the Galton’s Whistle (Dog Whistle). In 1899, the trademark image of His Masters Voice (HMV) was borrowed from a painting of Francis Barraud by the same name, and depicted a dog listening to a phonograph cylinder. It remains one of the most widely recognized patented images in the world.