ACME Crow Call or Rook Call 259 for Hunting
ACME 259 Crow Call or Rook Call 259 Features:
• Quality ACME product, not cheap imitations!!!
• Lanyard ring.
ACME Crow Call or Rook Call 259 instructions
First place the ACME crow call or rook call in the mouth at the thinner end. Then blow and by varying the blow, you will create different whistle sounds. By squeezing the call with the teeth during blowing the ACME crow call or rook call will produce the correct sound. A Long “Caw” sound can be made by steadily blowing. You can change the sound can by moving the hand along the ACME crow call or rook call. This crow call will require a few practice blows before you get a sound.
How the ACME Crow Call or Rook Call 259 began
In the Industrial Revolution, a toolmaker from Derbyshire called Joseph Hudson converted his wash house at the side of his end terrace into a workshop where he made many things to help increase his family’s income. His early products were snuff boxes, corkscrews and the ACME crow call or rook call.
It was not only till 1883 did his whistles business take off. The Police communicated by means of a rattle, but it was cumbersome and could not be heard in places where they fly over long distances, so they advertised for an idea to replace the policeman’s rattle and Joseph took up the challenge.
The whistle was much smaller and lighter than the rattle and could be held in the mouth leaving the hands free. The dilemma was in finding a distinctive sound that would be heard over some distance.
The police testing this whistle in a London park on Clapham Common and were happy when it could be clearly heard over a mile away.
Over the next 135 years, Acme developed and patented over 40 different whistle designs producing a number of different whistles including the ACME crow call or rook call 259 design.