Original D Tinwhistle – 200th Special Edition This is a special limited edition of the Clarke Original Tinwhistle to commemorate the birth of Robert Clarke in 1816. It is the same body as the Clarke original in silver but, with a gold colored medallion near the top of the whistle. Clarke’s Original Tinwhistle is still produced essentially the same way as Clarke’s first whistle made in 1843. It has a tapered metal bore to bring the finger holes closer together and to increase the range and make the whistle more accurate in the upper registers. The sound is difficult to describe in words, when comparing it to a plastic top whistle most people would say more musical, mellower, a little more character or possibly a less modern.