Spectrum | 16.12.2008 | 04:30
Successful "Low" Technology
Soccer referees, swimming coaches, British Gay Pride marchers and New York cops have all, at some stage or another, had one thing in common. They have all carried and used the “Acme Thunderer” – the world’s first and most popular pea whistle.
J.Hudson and Co – a small Birmingham engineering company – has been manufacturing the Thunderer since 1884, along with a wide variety of other sound–making devices. Among them …bird call whistles which simulate the sound of cuckoo, curlew, pigeon, owl and duck. Our reporter Stephen Beard went for a “whistle stop” tour of the factory.
J. Hudson and Company (Whistles) Ltd
Whistle manufacturer. Includes history of company, and stock details.