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    Posted 10 years ago

    BHock45
    (807 items)

    This is another item that was my grandfather's. I found it at my parents house and snuck it home with me...maybe I'll return it later ;). It still works perfectly, and is complete with the cool chain.

    The markings include:

    Bottom:
    "THE ACME THUNDERER
    MADE IN ENGLAND"

    Side:
    "ARMY NAVY EQUIP.
    MEYER/NEW YORK
    MADE IN ENGLAND"

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    Comments

    1. BHock45 BHock45, 10 years ago
      thank you ar8jason, officialfuel, musikchoo
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 10 years ago
      thank you: mtg75, packrat-place, mattyg, kerry10456, blunderbuss2, petey, mikkochristmas11 for the loves!
    3. BHock45 BHock45, 10 years ago
      ttomtucker and spiritinthesky3 thank you!
    4. CJ2020, 2 months ago
      I have this whistle. It’s engraved Thunderer made in the USA. Can anyone tell me about it
    5. keramikos, 2 months ago
      Hi, CJ2020. :-)

      *snip*

      In 1884 the ACME Thunderer, the world's first pea whistle, was launched. Offering total reliability, control and power to the referee, it is now the world's biggest selling whistle.

      There is not a major league sport that has not been graced by this whistle.

      *snip*

      https://acmewhistles.ca/history/

      *snip*

      Another whistle with a robust ACME pedigree is the ACME Thunderer. Used extensively throughout modern history, they could be found on board the Titanic as well as forming an important part of military uniforms, such as the RAF flight jacket. These classic ACME whistles are largely made by hand using traditional techniques that we have used since our beginnings, and are all still proudly assembled in our home city of Birmingham.

      Airfast Alternatives to the ACME Thunderer


      Airfast whistles, including the ACME Tornado as used by FIFA referees, are an important addition to the classics range as they are a versatile alternative to pea whistles like the ACME Thunderer. This makes them ideal for use in cold weather, as when the temperature dips below freezing the pea can become temporarily stuck. They also have the benefit of plastic construction, which you may find more comfortable to operate in the cold. One thing to bear in mind is that they may need a slightly stronger blow than traditional pea whistles to reach maximum volume.

      *snip*

      https://www.acmewhistles.co.uk/whistles-accessories/acme-classics
    6. keramikos, 2 months ago
      CJ2020, Let's back up a bit. You say that yours is marked made in the USA?
    7. keramikos, 2 months ago
      CJ2020, Nevermind, I see it now:

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

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