Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage whistle

In Tools and Hardware > Whistles > Show & Tell.
sanhardin's loves55 of 3174My New Eclair Pocket Watch (It's huge!)Document box antique circa 1820 Asa Sawyer
15
Love it
0
Like it

DesignerDesigner loves this.
farmladyfarmlady loves this.
LongingsLongings loves this.
Chevelleman69Chevelleman69 loves this.
trukn20trukn20 loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
Drake47Drake47 loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
sanhardinsanhardin loves this.
vcalvcal loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
yougottahavestuffyougottahavestuff loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 months ago

    CJ2020
    (3 items)

    This whistle has the trademark engraved on the top. It says Thunderer Whistle made in the USA. It was found in a old home that was on an old school grounds. The grounds had a school building a gym and a home. The school hadn’t been in use since the 1950s. I’m just curious about it

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Whistles
    See all
    JOSEPH WILLMORE - 1822 ANTIQUE GEORGIAN SILVER BABY RATTLE WHISTLE CORAL - DOLL
    JOSEPH WILLMORE - 1822 ANTIQUE GEOR...
    $175
    The Brass H.W.C. HWC Vintage Police Military Whistle With Landyard
    The Brass H.W.C. HWC Vintage Police...
    $8
    VINTAGE WWII STERLING SILVER BOSUN'S WHISTLE / BOATSWAIN'S CALL NAVY SP-142
    VINTAGE WWII STERLING SILVER BOSUN'...
    $44
    Fantastic Memento Mori Skull Whistle Made In Solid Silver And Stamped 925
    Fantastic Memento Mori Skull Whistl...
    $6
    logo
    JOSEPH WILLMORE - 1822 ANTIQUE GEORGIAN SILVER BABY RATTLE WHISTLE CORAL - DOLL
    JOSEPH WILLMORE - 1822 ANTIQUE GEOR...
    $175
    See all

    Comments

    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Welcome to CW. Looks like you have a brass whistle. Acme made millions of whistles and are still available today. Not sure how you'd date it..I imagine if you can see inside, the older ones have a cork pea(I believe).

      As for the USA..was made at a U.S. plant. They also had a Canadian plant.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_Hudson_%26_Co

      https://www.acmewhistles-usa.com/
    2. keramikos, 2 months ago
      dav2no1, Ya beat me to the draw. };-)

      Here's an old post with an English-made Acme Thunderer with some links I provided for CJ2020:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/311906-vintage-whistle

      Curiously, all of the Thunderer whistles at that Acme USA site seem to be imported from England.
    3. keramikos, 2 months ago
      Here's one with a patent number engraved on it:

      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-acme-whistle-name-thunderer-1851828005

      Some explanation about that somewhat confusing patent number:

      *snip*

      Vintage Provisional Patent Hudson Acme Thunderer Whistle Circa 1924-30 Escargot Type Early Example

      Item - Vintage ACME (Hudson & Co Ltd) Thunderer Whistle, Circa 1924-30s; this particular whistle is a early example of it's type as it carries the Provisional Patent Mark for 1924...this was only used until full patent was granted.

      Maker - J Hudson & Co. of Birmingham, England

      Marks - Stamped to the top with THE ACME THUNDERER and PATENT 213467/24 (this is a provisional patent granted to Hudson's by the British Patent Office in 1924); the underside of the whistle is also stamped with MADE IN ENGLAND.

      *snip*

      https://www.retonthenet.co.uk/vintage-provisional-patent-hudson-acme-thunderer-whistle-circa-1924-30-escargot-type-early-example-6491-p.asp

      Dunno, I'm still a bit confused as to why a whistle that was invented in 1884 wasn't patented until 1924.
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Kera...If you look at the wiki link I provided, it shows all the approved patents..the link you provided has a whistle with the patent 213487..that is for...

      1923 213487 Groove in cap for escargot-type

      Thought this was interesting..

      "In 1912, the company made whistles that were used by the crew on board the RMS Titanic."
    5. keramikos, 2 months ago
      dav2no1, Ah, OK, I didn't read the wikipedia piece thoroughly.

      Yup, the Titanic: still fascinating and creeping out people 110 years later. >8-0
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      FWIW I haven't read any of the links either, though I do own half a dozen-ish ACME whistles. Most of mine are probably newer and have a slightly tapered 'mouthpiece' unlike this one that has parallel sides, which would suggest to me that it is a different (older) model, at least. FWIW... :-)
    7. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      Also a really cool thing that yours has its original chain and clip still attached!!

      :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.