Valleau, Rick

Talkie Tooter

Talkie Tooter

Talkie Tooter


A "Talkie Tooter Safety Tone System" patent NO870229, Made in Canada. There is a label on the unit and it is engraved "UHF, freq 469.2375, Valleau logging, Ryan river, 1st tone: 1000 HZ, 2nd tone 1700HZ". Label is abraded and fading. a) It is a red plastic box with hardware for mounting on a work belt. b) It is a coiled cord with a small red box on one end. This box has a button that would be depressed to speak into a mic so the "riggin' slinger" (man on the ground) could talk to the operator man in the cab of the steel spar. The mic unit is missing. Used for work safety during yarding operations. See accession # 014.26.01 for history.


safety equipment, communication


Valleau, Rick

Date of Object:

ca. 1980s-1990s

Accession #:



a) 6 cm L x 16 cm W x 8 cm H (box) b) 41 cm L x 5 cm W x 3 cm H

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