Life saving/rescue and distress whistle. S.O.L.A.S. approved, British Admiralty and NATO approved. For carrying dual frequency designed to stand out from background noise. Will not adhere to the skin in sub-zero temperatures. Tough construction, food grade shatterproof plastic. Easily blown, important if you are young, elderly, injured or cold.
Also available in White (look for 649 white)
The first attempts to produce moulded whistles from a material known as vulcanite, in 1906, were unsuccessful. But in 1914 as bakelite started to develop as a moulding material, the first early plastic whistles were made. These opened up new vistas for whistle makers with colours and designs that had not previously been dreamt of. Art-deco, the age of jazz, saw the Hudson's catalogue swell to over 300 different models, many of them plastic and now highly collectable. In 1949, the world's first life-saving whistle, for use on life-jackets and flotation devices, was developed and patented. Another new area for whistle makers to explore.