ACME Whistle, early 1900s

“The Acme Thunderer” whistle was produced by J. Hudson & Co. of Birmingham. Introduced as the world’s first sports whistle in 1884, it was renowned for reaching a high decibel level. This is originally believed to be a police whistle but was used for sporting events.

Museum reference:
COTSL-1992-127-2
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
Originally believed to be a Police whistle but may have been used for sporting events
Materials:
metal
Inscriptions:
On front, THE ACME THUNDERER
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