The first whistles were designed in the early 1800's by Joseph Hudson. He was passionate about whistle making and would do anything to support his family so he converted the washroom of their home into a workshop. At that time, he was renting his home for one shilling and six pence per week.
He was approached by the London police to design a whistle to replace the hand rattle they were currently using and he launched the first ACME Thunderer pea whistle in 1884. It was thunderous, reliable and demanded control to the holder and could even be heard from over a mile away. The whistle soon became a staple in all major league sports and The Acme Thunderer is still in circulation today.
The vintage whistles (no. 102, 103, 104) bearing the ACME logo date back to the early 1900's. The unmarked whistle is believed to date back to the early 1800's and is a rare find.
The whistles are hung on distressed leather and completed with a walnut bead and hand stamped MBL tag.
HANGING LENGTH: Approx. 18"
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