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Antique London Police Whistle, English, Brass, Patented, J Hudson, Birmingham

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  • £125.00
  • €149 Euro
  • $162 US Dollar

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Our Stock # 24452

This is an antique London police whistle. An English, silvered brass patented whistle by J Hudson and Co of Birmingham, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920.

J. Hudson & Co is a long established and ongoing manufacturer of whistles under the ACME name. Holding several patents, in 1884 Hudson created a pea whistle to help policemen with their alerts, as rattles were not able to produce enough noise. A demonstration at Scotland Yard gained the company its first contract. The company's growth saw them supply their whistles to several police forces and the RMS Titanic.

  • Fascinating example, this one being for the City of London Police Reserve
  • Displays a desirable aged patina and in good, working order
  • Silvered brass presents fine tonality and decorative appeal
  • Loop to patented two-piece top ideal for attaching chains or leather straps
  • Engraved The Metropolitan Patent to the upper section, with maker's address below
  • The patent number 5727-08 was issued in 1908
  • Address given as 244 Barr Street, Birmingham, moving to this site in 1909

This is a superb antique London police whistle, with a charming nature and ideal as a gift for a retired constable or for decorative display. Delivered ready to enjoy.

Max Width: 2cm (.75'')
Max Depth: 2cm (.75'')
Max Length: 8.5cm (3.25'')

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Our Ref: 24452

Item Info

Seller Location

Hele, Devon

Item Dimensions

H: 8.5cm W: 2cm D: 2cm



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Hele, Devon

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)207 1833511