ACME Dog Whistle 576 Plastic
This ACME dog whistle 576 is the cheapest from the ACME range of the outdoor whistles and calls.
Professional and traditional plastic Shepherd’s or dog training mouth whistle used for years by professional dog trainers to command their faithful sheep dog to round up and bring home the straying sheep.
ACME dog whistle 576 instructions
First place whistle in mouth with the curved open edge facing outwards resting on your tongue. Then hold in the mouth in such a way as to create a gap underneath the whistle. The back of the whistle will sit on the back of the tongue. Third blow and by varying the blow, you will create different whistle sounds.
To create an even wider range of sounds, move the tongue up and down reducing and widening the gap underneath the whistle. N.B. if you place your tongue against the lower hole you will silence the whistle. It doesn’t matter which way up the whistle is placed. This whistle will require a few practice blows before you get a sound.
How the ACME dog whistle 576 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, cork screws and the ACME dog whistles.
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 hear in places where there crowds or 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 tested his whistle in a London park called 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 dog whistle 576 design.
Colours may vary please ask!