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Acme Whistles [J Hudson and Co (Whistles) Ltd] – Made in Birmingham, England

The finest whistles in the world.

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Acme Whistles are made in Birmingham, England.  I checked with the company and they confirmed this.  I asked “Are all your whistles made in the UK” and their response was “Yes they are all made in our factory in Birmingham”.  Fabulous.  Acme Whistles have the “worlds biggest and finest selection of professional whistles”.  I have a few of their made in England whistles. Some of them I have had them for years and the quality is excellent.  Acme Whistles were founded in the 1860’s, made the world’s first police whistle and are well known as the world’s top whistle manufacturer, manufacturing police whistles, scout whistles, hiking whistles, mountaineering whistles, referee whistles, sports whistles (for skiing, hunting, etc.), silent dog whistles, shepherd’s whistles, bird call whistles, life jacket whistles, military whistles, survival whistles, personal safety whistles – really every type of whistle you could imagine.  They also make whistle chains and lanyards.  The best whistles in the world are made by the JL Hudson Company in England under their trade name ACME Whistles. Long lasting and very affordable.

The world’s best whistles – made in England.

Acme Police Whistle

Acme Police Whistle. Made in England.

Acme Thunderer no 558

Acme Thunderer no 558. Made in England.

Adidas Y-3 Whistle

Adidas Y-3 Whistle. Made in England.

Thunderer RFU

Thunderer RFU. Made in England.

Lifesystems Survival Whistle 122DB

Lifesystems Survival Whistle 122DB. Made in England.

Acme Scout Master

Acme Scout Master whistle. Made in England.

Ladies Met with 168 Chain in Retail Gift Pack

Ladies Met whistle with 168 Chain in Retail Gift Pack. Made in England.

The Acme Thunderer. The name “Acme” was taken from the Greek word “acme”, meaning a high point, indicating that the whistle was a tool for producing a very high decibel level. Their Tornado 2000 whistle is capable of easily reaching 122 decibels.

The Acme Thunderer. The name “Acme” was taken from the Greek word “acme”, meaning a high point, indicating that the whistle was a tool for producing a very high decibel level. Their Tornado 2000 whistle is capable of easily reaching 122 decibels.

Click the link above to hear the sound of the Acme Thunderer!

Acme Whistles Birmingham

Acme Whistles Birmingham

Good to know:

Survival

The International Distress Signal can be given by lamp, voice, whistle or flags and consists of six flashes, shouts, blasts or waves in quick succession, followed by a minute’s silence. This cycle of a minute’s ‘transmitting’ followed by a minute’s silence should be repeated until attention is attracted. The acknowledgement signal is three blasts followed by a minute’s silence, and then repeated.

A whistle (or lamp, voice, flag, etc.) can also be used to give the SOS distress signal.

Carrying a rescue whistle on your person is an inexpensive and easy way to identify yourself as being in need of rescue and being found.

Disaster Preparedness

Carrying a whistle might also help you get rescued in disaster situation. Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes and Fires all create situations where you can quickly become trapped inside a building unable to escape. Choking dust and smoke will limit your ability to call for help and noise from emergency response vehicles can drown out your shouts. During floods, people trapped in attics or behind debris go unnoticed by search teams. Blowing a whistle gets your heard over the roar of a building fire and found despite vision blocking smoke.

Crime Prevention / Personal Safety

One of the safest forms of personal protection is a loud whistle. It needs no batteries and is inexpensive and reliable. Criminals rely on committing their acts without drawing attention to themselves. Blasts from a whistle will let people know you need help and potentially deter criminals from carrying out their assault. People have been conditioned to know that the sound from a whistle is a call for action and it instantly gets their attention.

To be a responsible owner of a whistle, use it only for help when lost or when under the threat or in other specific situations such as sporting events.

Metropolitan Police Whistle.  Designed by Joseph Hudson, Acme Whistles, 1883 to present

.  Still in use by 120 national police forces around the globe.  The sound  can be heard from up to two miles away, originating from its iconic barrel shape. The whistle can also be held in a police officer's teeth, freeing up his hands to nab more bad guys.

Metropolitan Police Whistle. Designed by Joseph Hudson, Acme Whistles, 1883 to present

. Still in use by 120 national police forces around the globe. The sound can be heard from up to two miles away, originating from its iconic barrel shape. The whistle can also be held in a police officer’s teeth, freeing up his hands to nab more bad guys.

Here is an interesting article about Acme whistles I found on the Obsessionistas website.

Acme Silent 535 Dog Whistle.  Made in England.

Acme Silent 535 Dog Whistle. Made in England.

Acme Shepherd 575 Mouth Whistle.  Made in England.

Acme Shepherd 575 Mouth Whistle. Made in England.