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The Acme Thunderer Whistle No 58 LMS Railway Made In England Vintage 1930s

Ref: 3BN7

$ 85

Introducing The Acme Thunderer Whistle No 58 – a vintage gem from the 1930s, proudly made in England and carrying the legacy of LMS Railway Guards. This iconic piece, The Acme Thunderer No 58, boasts a classic pea whistle design with a distinctive cork ball, skillfully crafted by J Hudson & Co., the renowned Birmingham-based manufacturer.

5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm / 2.25 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
43gr / ‎0.32 ounces

Stamped proudly with "The Acme Thunderer LMS" on its mouthpiece, this whistle exudes authenticity and historical significance. The inclusion of a large split ring on the back ensures convenient use with a lanyard, enhancing its practicality for railway guards and collectors alike.

Meticulously constructed from brass and nickel-plated, the whistle showcases a beautifully aged distressed finish, adding a touch of vintage charm. Its production in England ensures a commitment to quality, as it is crafted using the same machines that were employed during the challenging times of World War I.

A true testament to enduring design, The Acme Thunderer No 58 stands as one of the most iconic and time-tested whistle models globally. Its roots trace back to 1884 when a small, dedicated team first developed the Acme Thunderer, creating a legacy that transcends generations.

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Sports Coach Gift Idea

Surprise your sports coach with a timeless and iconic gift – the Acme Thunderer Whistle No. 58. Crafted with precision and embodying sporting heritage, this classic pea whistle, once used by LMS Railway guards, makes for a unique and functional present. Engrave a personal message to express gratitude for their leadership, making this whistle a symbol of inspiration on and off the field.

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Whistle Through Time: Exploring the Legendary Tales of Acme's Railway Guards, Sporting Pioneers, and Titanic Heroes

The Acme Thunderer Whistle No 58 LMS Railway Made In England Vintage 1930s

The Acme Thunderer Whistle No 58 LMS Railway Made In England Vintage 1930s

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The History Of Joseph Hudson - The Founder Of J Hudson & Co

Joseph Hudson (1848–1930) was an inventor in Birmingham, England during the late 19th century and the founder of J Hudson & Co. in 1870, later to become the world's largest whistle manufacturer. Hudson began his career at the age of 12 in Birmingham's engineering workshops, where he honed his skills as a toolmaker over seven years. These early experiences shaped him into a skilled craftsman in metal, setting the stage for the founding of J Hudson & Co Whistles Ltd.

Portrait of Joseph Hudson (1848–1930)
Image: Portrait of Joseph Hudson (1848–1930)

The Invention From J Hudson & Co: The First Referee Whistle For Football Matches

One year after inventing the Metropolitan Police Whistle, Joseph Hudson achieved another milestone. He invented the first referee whistle for football matches, replacing the use of handkerchiefs during games. Hudson's contributions extended beyond law enforcement, as he introduced the 'Acme Thunderer', the world's first pea whistle. This versatile invention found widespread use, from train guards to dog handlers, and remains the most utilized whistle globally. The journey began with the world's first sports whistle in 1884, continuing its legacy in the World sport finals every year.

1884: The First Sports Whistle
Image: 1884: The First Sports Whistle – 'A new way to talk to the players'.
Source: Acme Whistles Website: Since 1870
The Acme Thunderer No58 used on the Titanic.
Image: The Acme Thunderer No58 used on the Titanic.
Source: Acme Whistles Website: Since 1870

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