History of Plastic Whistles, Classic Plastic and Plastic whistles, 1rst part of 3. (16 examples) A. Strauss
This is the first article here on plastic whistles
Constructed of 3 parts,
Part I shows examples of the three main standart common classic shapes
GSW, Two note cylinderical whistles, two notes tube whistles
REFEREE- Escargot type
ROUND , Round pea whistles.
Part II Various material variations and timeline of Thermosetting Plastics and Thermoplastics
with examples To be published here in a new article soon.
Part III Would cover a bit of Penny Toy Like Action whistle toys.
To be published here in a new article soon.
The 3 Main shapes and types of Classic whistles, were copies of the standard 19th century whistles. I chose few from hundreds of examples and hope to bring more.
Observing whistles from 1800 to 1950 and onward reveals that many of the first popular metal whistles were copies of horn and wood whistles that came first, in a simmilar way the first plastic whistles were copies of classic metal whistles.
American whistle, 86 mm note Yates window design. (Two windows in the whistle above) very heavy.
1930's J Hudson, Acme GSW with metal ring joining body to top. V. Rare.
4 windows GSW made by J Hudson & Co. 1930 very rare, and infact the only one I had seen.
It does have a green variation.
3 GSW's 1940's whistles made by cascelloid Company in the U.K. during WWII at times when metal was used more for ammunition.
Round pea whistles
Early 1910 Bakelite whistle, By J Hudson. Model 412 Acron top
J.Hudson & Co. 1910 Model 420. Length 55mm, rare.
J HUdson & Co Model 415 1920's , mustard color,
the usw of would and metal in plastic and bakelite whistle was done in earlier whistles up to the late 1930's.
Salvation army aluminum crest insrted into a rad bakelite whistle, 1030's 40's
Early Bakelite Round pea whistle U.S.
Referee escargot Type Whistles
Grizzly bear advertisment for gasoline 1940's.
Close up, details.
Grizzly Gasooline, Dubbs Craked.
Acmeoid 1926 to 1940 this one with stop hole at side, one known.
Dated 1945 United States Navy whistle, rare yellow color.
Acme whistles Patent 447673, 1936 King Edward VIII profile embossed on side.
Acme Reg. Patent 620720 1930.
American whistle 'Blasto' 1930-40's.
German Van Der Crone Logo on a Bakelite whistle, 1920's Bakelite, The company is still active making very fine whistles, since 1923.
Awaits for photos editting and cont I devided the very long article into 3 the next two parts shall follow soon.
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