Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016 Views: 107
I received a couple pieces about the factory whistle from Corning, Inc. Archives.
One is a report compiled by Otto Hilbert in 1974 for Corning Glass Works. He summarized information he found that had been published in the 1950s and 1970s. He added a quote that tracks the whistle back to 1882. The rest seem to document his memories.
It doesn't include a date when whistle began operating.
The other is a photocopy of an undated article by Dick Peer. Unfortunately, the first paragraph is cut off, but it indicates no one knows when the whistle started.
I will mail these out to you.