WW1 ACME Solid Brass Metropolitan Whistle 1914 to 1918 J Hudson & Co Trench Army RFC WWI RAF (distressed)
WWI 'The Metropolitan' ACME whistle made by J Hudson & Co Birmingham.The whistle is suitably marked up with the correct War Department Arrow and markings, including the Patent Number 5727.08 on the top,'The Metropolitan' and Date on the body including 'J HUDSON & Co 244 BARR ST BIRMINGHAM'. On the bottom is 'MADE IN ENGLAND'.
This whistle was mainly used by the Army for signalling, in particular calling men 'over the top' of the trenches.It was also carried by men who transfered from the infantry to the Royal Flying Corp (RFC) and laterly the Royal Air Force (RAF). The artillery used it to signal that 'guns were about to fire'. It was also used by Commonwealth Officers and NCO's, such as the Australians at GALLIPOLI.The USA (United States of America), also used this whistle when they entered WW1.
This whistle is made by the same company that made the original whistles, in the same factory and using the same equipment.It is an almost identical whistle to one of the many WWI versions. It is approx 80mm long x 17mm wide and made from solid brass (not plated). This is the perfect whistle if you are a WW1 Army, RFC or RAF re-enactor, WW1 military enthusiast or collect WW1 related items.
This is the perfect Whistle for:
WW1 Army, RFC or RAF Re-enactors.
WW1 Collectors with gaps in their collection - use it to compare against originals.
Birthdays, Gifts, Presentations, Commemerations for the Army or Aviation enthusiast.