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Old 05-16-2015, 01:24 AM
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Very pleased to see this thread, as I picked this up at a trash and treasure stall for a couple of dollars about a month ago. Thing that impressed me most is just how loud it is.
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Wow they are everywhere.
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My dad had a matching one from when he was in the RAF Police in the 50/60s. Along with a long, thin, silent (to us) whistle for calling his police dog. When I was a kid I was always blowing it just to watch the dog tilt his head and look at me.
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Hi Jon,
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This is my Grandfather's Police whistle.

The embossing reads:

J. Hudson & Co.
Birmingham
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There is a Patent No. at the top end, beneath the ring.

Patent 5727.08

Most of my family, on my father's side were either military or police.
Beautiful, what a wonderful family heirloom!
I hope whomever inherits it from you will proudly value both its public and personal histories as much as you.
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Hi Jon,

Beautiful, what a wonderful family heirloom!
I hope whomever inherits it from you will proudly value both its public and personal histories as much as you.
Hi MacGuffin.
Quite so, and I didn't even know it existed until 6 years ago, when my father passed away. He had a small box secreted away at the back of an old chest of drawers. My mother told me this was his box of memorabilia, inside an assortment of personal things, an old watch, some badges, a wallet-sized photo album with some wrinkled pics of all his Army buddies, and this whistle.

It was my mother who told me, that he had told her, it was his father's police whistle.
My Grandfather had been invalided out of the force, being shot while making an arrest. He still made the arrest apparently, but after convalescing, they struck him off on medical grounds.

My Great-Grandfather was also in the police, and one family member was a Detective, apart from being told he emigrated to the US, I know nothing else about him.
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My dad had a matching one from when he was in the RAF Police in the 50/60s. Along with a long, thin, silent (to us) whistle for calling his police dog. When I was a kid I was always blowing it just to watch the dog tilt his head and look at me.
My Mutt just ignores the "Dog whistle".
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My Mutt just ignores the "Dog whistle".
To be fair, he could just have been looking at me and wondering why I was stupid enough to be blowing down a silver stick.
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I have a replica police whistle someone brought me back as a souvenir in the 1970s or 80s, and I can tell from looking at these antique ones that the general design hasn't changed! Interesting to see the pics, thank you all for sharing them.
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Excellent Moonbegger,

The address indicates a late 1888 - 1909 make. Can I ask, is there a serial number on it?

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Curious to know what the serial number on the whistles will tell us?
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