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Berkshire Constabulary Whistle W66
Berkshire Constabulary Whistle W66
Original, quality pre-war nickel plated police whistle with the original nickel chain and buttonhole hook Detailed "Berkshire Constabulary" "The Metropolitan Patent" and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Son 244 Barr St Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 3.25" x 5/8" and chain 14". 
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Price: 115.00


L & NER Whistle W65
Original, quality 1920's /30's nickel plated Railway Whistle detailed "The Acme Thunderer" and "Made in England" and stamped to the side "L & NER" for the London & North Eastern Railway. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" x 0.75" x 1" plus split ring. 
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Price: 95.00


L & NER Whistle W65



CNAA Military Whistle W64
CNAA Military Whistle W64
Original, quality military whistle of the police type in the original unused bronzed finish. This example is stamped "J Hudson & Son Birmingham" for the makers', "CNAA 1985", the War Dept broad arrow mark and "1954". Complete and in good and working order. 3 1/8" x 5/8". 
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Price: 56.00


Kent Special Constabulary Whistle W63
Original, quality pre-war nickel plated police whistle detailed "The Acme City Whistle" and "Kent Special Constabulary". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3 1/8" x 5/8". 
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Price: 75.00


Kent Special Constabulary Whistle W63



Birmingham Omnibus Whistle, 2 available W62
Birmingham Omnibus Whistle, 2 available W62
Original, quality post-war unused chromed Acme Thunderer Whistles on the original chromed chain with a buttonhole hook. This example is stamped "Acme Thunderer Made in England" and "B.M.M.O" ( Birmingham Midland Motor Omnibus Company ) . Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 2.25" x 0.75" x 1" and chain 14.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 85.00


Morris and Sons Fire Engineers Double Whistle with Chain W61
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated double ended whistle with the original nickel chain with buttonhole hook. This hard to find example incorporates two whistles, each of a different principle and sound, one with a pea and the other without and is detailed "The Metropolitan Patent", "J. Morris & Sons Fire Engineers Manchester". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen. Whistle 4.25" x 5/8" and chain 16". 
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Price: 265.00


Morris and Sons Fire Engineers Double Whistle with Chain W61



The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60
The City Police or Fire Whistle with Lanyard W60
Original, quality nickel plated whistle with the original green silk covered Lanyard. This early whistle, circa 1900 / 1910, is detailed "The City Police or Fire Whistle" and "Patent" and is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The first we have seen. 3.25" x 5/8" and lanyard 30". 
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Price: 156.00


Southern Railway Acme Thunderer Whistle with Chain W59
Original, quality 1930's nickel plated Railway Whistle with the original nickel chain and buttonhole hook. This example is stamped "The Acme Thunderer S. R" and "Patent England" and has a brass name tag attached detailing "J. D. Dixon" for a previous owner. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 2" x 0.75" x 1" and chain 14".  
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Price: 95.00


Southern Railway Acme Thunderer Whistle with Chain W59



WD. Whistle with Leather W58
WD. Whistle with Leather W58
Original, quality 1940's nickel plated police type whistle with the original short leather strap with a buttonhole. This example is detailed "J. Hudson & Co Birmingham" for the manufacturer and "973-7001" with The War Dept Broad Arrow. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Whistle 3" and strap 7". 
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Price: 75.00


NAGAF Acme City Whistle W56
Original, quality pre-war brass police type whistle originally nickel plated, detailed "The Acme City Whistle Patent" and "NAGAF London". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8". 
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Price: 65.00


NAGAF Acme City Whistle W56



ARP Whistle W55
ARP Whistle W55
Original, quality Second World War nickel plated police type whistle with the plating worn in places detailed 'ARP.' ( An Raid Personnel ) and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St Hockley Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8".

 
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Price: 65.00


Scout Master Whistle W54
Original, quality post-war nickel plated whistle detailed "The Acme Scout Master" and "Made in England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.5" x 5/8". 
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Price: 56.00


Scout Master Whistle W54



Patent Whistle W53
Patent Whistle W53
Original, quality post-war nickel plated police type whistle Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8". 
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Price: 34.00


The City Whistle W52
Original, quality 1920's, brass police type whistle originally nickel plated but now polished back to the brass. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8". 
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Price: 45.00


The City Whistle W52



Essex Constabulary Police Whistle W51
Essex Constabulary Police Whistle W51
Original, quality pre-war, nickel plated police whistle appears unused, detailed "The Metropolitan Essex Constabulary" and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St. Hockley Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 5/8" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


US Army 1943 Whistle W50
Original, quality green bakelite whistle of the "referee" shape with a brass rivet in the hanging eye at the rear and embossed "US Army 1943" and 'E' within a diamond logo. Very loud and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" x 1" x 1".  
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Price: 85.00


US Army 1943 Whistle W50



Boy Scout Whistle W49
Boy Scout Whistle W49
Original, quality post war nickel plated whistle with a split ring to the top and impressed "The Acme Boy Scouts England". Complete and in good and working order. 3.5" including ring and 0.75" diam. 
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Price: 36.00


1912 Hudson's Whistle W48
Original, quality First World War nickel plated whistle impressed "J. Hudson & Co 13 Barr St Birmingham 1912" and "Hudsons Patent". Complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 0.75" diam. 
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Price: 65.00


1912 Hudson's Whistle W48



BR Scottish Railway Whistle W46
BR Scottish Railway Whistle W46
Original, quality 1950's Acme Thunderer nickel plated whistle with a split ring to the top. This example is impressed to the front "Made in England" and to one side BR (Sc). Complete and in good and working order. 2.25" long x 0.75" wide and 1" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Girl Guide Mistress Whistle W45
Original, quality 1930's / 40's nickel plated whistle impressed "The Acme Girl Guide Mistress" and "England". This example has the standard ring loop to the top and is complete and in good and working order. 3" long and 0.5" diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Girl Guide Mistress Whistle W45



1940 Whistle W43
1940 Whistle W43
Original, quality Second World War nickel whistle of the police issue shape, detailed '1940' and for the manufacturer J Hudson and Co Birmingham. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00


1938 Whistle W42
Original, quality Second World War nickel whistle of the police issue shape, detailed '1938' and for the manufacturer J Hudson and Co, Barr Street, Hockley Birmingham. The ring is stamped '433' for the previous owner. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.25" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00


1938 Whistle W42



G P O Whistle W39
G P O Whistle W39
Original, quality post war nickel plated whistle impressed for manufactured "J Hudson and Co, Barr St. Hockley Birmingham" and "G P O" for the General Post Office. These were used by the Postmen delivering letters door to door.  
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Price: 65.00


Acme Siren Cycle Horn W35
Original, quality, post war, whistle / horn of the trumpet form, in nickel plate and used by the early cyclists. This example is stamped "The Acme Siren", "Made in England" and has the original eye for a lanyard rope and much of the original black interior paintwork is still visible. Polished and lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 3.75" flare and 7" tall.  
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Price: 95.00


Acme Siren Cycle Horn W35



LCC Whistle W34
LCC Whistle W34
Original, quality, pre-war, chrome plated whistle with a top ring for the chain and engraved "LCC" for London County Council. Probably used by school teachers. Complete and in good and working order. 3" x 0.75".  
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Price: 38.00

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