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Metropolitan Whistle

Still recognised the world over for its distinctively piercing, shrill call


Not technically a dog whistle, we’d be surprised if you can find a hound that doesn’t take notice when you put your lips to this timeless classic.

The ACME Whistle Company still manufactures their signature design in the original Victorian-era factory in Birmingham’s old Jewellery Quarter. No other whistle has sold more units, or been used by more police forces around the globe.

The Metropolitan Whistle’s distinctive high, shrill call, designed to be heard over clattering horse hooves on cobblestones, is more than equal to the task of making yourself heard in these busy modern times. An excellent keychain showpiece.

When Mr. Joseph Hudson responded to a competition set out by the London Metropolitan Police in 1884, to replace their cumbersome and antiquated standard issue wooden rattles, he started what would become the most famous whistle company on Earth. The ACME METROPOLITAN WHISTLE is a true design icon with over 45 million units sold worldwide. Instantly recognisable, and easily heard at great distance, this whistle is an impressively functional yet conveniently pocket-sized piece of history. Doubles up as an excellent personal safety device for female dog walkers.

The ACME Whistle Company is the oldest English whistle company still in existence. Founded in 1884 by Joseph Hudson, they have produced some of the most recognisable sounds of the past 135 years. Read more about them here.

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  • Solid brass, chrome finish
  • Distinctive classic police tone
  • Sold individually
  • Made in England

Size & Fit

Measures 8cm in length (30g)

Delivery Info

Standard Unboxed (3-5 days) £3.00
Standard Boxed (3-5 days) £5.00
Weekday Express (Next day delivery) £8.00
Weekend Express (Saturday only) £12.00

Standard (3-5 days) £5.00
Weekday Express (Next day delivery) £8.00
Weekend Express (Saturday only) £12.00

Standard (3-5 days) FREE
Weekday Express (Next day delivery) £5.00
Weekend Express (Saturday only) £12.00

EU Standard (5-10 days) £10
WORLD Standard (10-14 days) £12

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