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Brass Trench Gas Alarm Horn HH28
Brass Trench Gas Alarm Horn HH28
Original, quality First World War twin branch brass trench gas alarm horn. This very unusual example has twin flared and curved trumpet horns with a single mouthpiece and a ring for a lanyard mount, one flared end is stamped "D.R.G.M" and 'Signal' with an arrow through its logo. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, in super condition and complete, when blown a loud twin note is sounded.

5.75" x 3.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 450.00


1940 Chromed Whistle W109
Original, quality chromed referee shaped whistle with a split ring and impressed to the front "J. Hudson & Co Birmingham" and "1940". A good clean and loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

2" x 0.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


1940 Chromed Whistle W109



Brass M.E.T Whistle W108
Brass M.E.T Whistle W108
Original, quality all brass referee shaped whistle detailed "The Acme Thunderer", "M.E.T" and "Patented 1924". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. A super loud whistle.

2" x 0.75" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


British Rail East Region Whistle W107
Original, quality 1930's / 40's chromed Railway Guard's Whistle with a steel split ring and stamped "BR (E)" to one side and "The Acme Thunderer, Made in England". Good and loud and complete and in good and working order.

2" x 1" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


British Rail East Region Whistle W107



CCT Brass Whistle W106
CCT Brass Whistle W106
Original, quality late 19th century all brass Referee shaped whistle with a steel split ring an stamped "C.C.T" and "288". A loud whistle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2" x 1" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


G.P.O Whistle W105
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated and brass tubular whistle impressed "G.P.O" for the General Post Office and detailed for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co Barr St Hockley Birmingham". These were used by the Postmen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Good and loud and complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 1.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


G.P.O Whistle W105



Birmingham City Police Whistle W104
Birmingham City Police Whistle W104
Original, quality 1920's tubular nickel plated whistle impressed "The Metropolitan Patent, J. Hudson & Co 244 Barr St Birmingham" and "Birmingham City Police". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A good and loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Hudson Whistle for War Dept W103
Original, quality 1940's nickel plated tubular whistle impressed "J. Hudson & Co Birmingham" and "973-7001" and the broad arrow mark for the War Dept. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A good clean and loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Hudson Whistle for War Dept W103



Liverpool City Police Whistle W102
Liverpool City Police Whistle W102
Original, quality 1920's / 30's chrome plated tubular Police Whistle impressed "Liverpool City Police" to one side and detail of The Liver Bird under a crown all within a laurel wreath. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


London County Council Whistle W101
Original, quality 1920's / 30's nickel plated tubular whistle impressed "L.C.C" for London County Council. This example was probably used by a school teacher or playground monitor. A clean and loud 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 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


London County Council Whistle W101



Leeds Police Whistle W100
Leeds Police Whistle W100
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated whistle impressed "Leeds Police". A good clean and loud whistle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3.5" x 0.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Kent Special Constabulary Police Whistle W99
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated Acme Whistle impressed "The Acme City Whistle" and "Kent Special Constabulary". A good loud whistle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

3" x 0.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Kent Special Constabulary Police Whistle W99



Brass Scottish Whistle W98
Brass Scottish Whistle W98
Original, quality late 19th century referee shaped brass whistle with a brass ring and an ebony insert to the mouthpiece and stamped for the maker "S. Auld Glasgow". Complete and in good and working order. A good loud whistle of an unusual form.

3" including ring x 1".

 
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Price: 115.00


GPO Whistle W96
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated whistle impressed "The Metropolitan Patent" and for the manufacturer "J. Hudson & Co 13 Barr St Birmingham" and "G.P.O" for The General Post Office, (The Postman). Complete and in good and working order. A good loud whistle.

3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


GPO Whistle W96



Royal Ulster Constabulary Whistle with Chain W95
Royal Ulster Constabulary Whistle with Chain W95
Original, quality circa 1900, nickel plated on brass whistle with the original chain. This good example is stamped "The Metropolitan Patent", "Royal Ulster Constabulary" and for the maker "J. Hudson & Co 244 Barr St Birmingham". A good loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

Whistle 3" x 0.75".

Chain 17".

 
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Price: 115.00


Manchester City Police Whistle W94
Original, quality late19th century whistle impressed "The Metropolitan Patent", "Manchester City Police" and "J. Hudson & Co, 244 Barr Street Birmingham" and with the Police number "1867". A good loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Manchester City Police Whistle W94



Acme Scout Master Whistle W93
Acme Scout Master Whistle W93
Original, quality post-war nickel plated on brass whistle detailed "The Acme Scout Master" and "Made in England". This example has the original off white and flecked lanyard. All is complete and in good and working order. A good loud whistle.

Whistle 3.5" x 0.75".

Lanyard 23".

 
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Price: 75.00


ARP Whistle W92
Original, quality Second World War nickel plated whistle detailed 'ARP' (Air Raid Personel) and for the manufacturer J. Hudson & Co Barr St Birmingham. A good loud 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 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


ARP Whistle W92



The Metropolitan Whistle W91
The Metropolitan Whistle W91
Original, quality pre-war nickel plated whistle with a hanging loop to the top and detailed to the front "The Metropolitan Patent, J. Hudson & Co 131 Barr St. Birmingham". Complete and in good order. A good loud whistle.

3.25" x 5/8" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Mahogany Swanee Whistle W88
Original, quality pre-war ebonised mahogany or similar wooden 'Swanee' whistle with a steel internal slide and a nickel ferrule. The barrel is impressed "Jetel Midget". Cleaned with polished and lacquered nickel mount and complete and in good and working order. Great fun to play.

9.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 78.00


Mahogany Swanee Whistle W88



The Acme Whistle W85
The Acme Whistle W85
Original, quality 1920's 'referee whistle' shaped chrome plated whistle with a ring to the back, embossed 'Acme' logo to each side and detailed to the mouthpiece "The Acme Regd England". A good clean and loud whistle.

1.75" x 0.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 45.00


The City Patent Whistle W81
Original, quality late 19th century cylindrical-shaped chrome plated whistle impressed "The City Patent Whistle" and with a ring to the top. A good loud example. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" long x 0.75" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


The City Patent Whistle W81



Acme Referee Whistle W80
Acme Referee Whistle W80
Original, quality pre-war "The Acme Referee" cylindrical chrome plated whistle. Not a common whistle, clean and loud and complete and in good and working order.

3" long x 0.75" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


The Acme Whistle W78
Original, quality post-war chrome plated football referee style whistle impressed "The Acme, Made in England" with a good loud sound and the original split ring. Complete and in good and working order.

1" tall x 2" long and 1" wide.

 
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Price: 36.00


The Acme Whistle W78



Military Whistle W77
Military Whistle W77
Original, quality 1930's chrome plated football referee style of "Acme Thunderer" whistle impressed to the front "Made in England" and to one side "C N 973-6266" and the broad arrow mark for the War Department. This clear example has the original split ring, a good loud sound and is complete and in good and working order.

1" tall x 0.75" wide and 2.25" long.

 
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Price: 75.00


Acme Thunderer Whistle W76
Original, quality 1930's / 40's brass whistle in the "referee" shape, stamped to the underside "Made in England" and to the upper surface "The Acme Thunderer". Some remains of the original nickel plating can be seen and the original brass ring is still fitted. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

2.25" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 45.00


Acme Thunderer Whistle W76



GWR Whistle W75
GWR Whistle W75
Original, quality late 19th century loud whistle made in cowhorn and impressed "GWR" for The Great Western Railway. Most unusual to find a Railway whistle in cowhorn? Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" x 0.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass LMS Railway Whistle W74
Original, quality 1920's brass "Acme Thunderer" referee shaped whistle with a steel ring. This good example is stamped "LMS" for "The London Midland and Scottish Railway" and is complete and in good and working order with a good loud whistle.

2.25" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass LMS Railway Whistle W74



University Air Squadron Whistle W73
University Air Squadron Whistle W73
Original, quality 1920's chromed "Acme Thunderer" whistle of the football referee form and detailed "The Acme Thunderer", "Made in England" and "U.A.S" for the University Air Squadron. Complete with ring and in good and working order and very loud.

2.5" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Birmingham City Transport Whistle W72
Original, quality 1920's chromed "Acme Thunderer" whistle of the football referee form and detailed "The Acme Thunderer", "Made in England" and stamped "BCT" for Birmingham City Transport". Complete with ring and in good and working order.

2.5" x 1" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Birmingham City Transport Whistle W72



Manchester City Police Whistle W70
Manchester City Police Whistle W70
Original, quality 1920's nickel plated Police Whistle detailed "Manchester City Police" and for the manufacturer "W. Dowler & Sons Ltd". A very clean and good loud whistle. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


The Acme Brass Railway Warning Horn W67
Original, quality 1920's brass railway warning horn. This very loud example has a flared horn with two rings for a strap, a nickel plated mouthpiece with a goods reed inside and the side is impressed "The Acme Made in England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Very, very loud and complete and in good order.

13.25" x 4" x 3".

 
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Price: 145.00


The Acme Brass Railway Warning Horn W67



L & NER Whistle W65
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


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


CNAA Military Whistle W64



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



NAGAF Acme City Whistle W56
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


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


ARP Whistle W55



The City Whistle W52
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


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


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


1940 Whistle W43



1938 Whistle W42
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


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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