J HUDSON & Co Police Whistle 1883-84 Antique Victorian
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Very rare early Metropolitan Police whistle by J Hudson & Co, 84 Buckingham St Birmm.
Numbered on the side 7761. Antique English Victorian, dating to about 1883-1884.
From an estate of a Met Police Detective Sergeant (retired in the 1980s) who used it on active duty in the 1960s.
Together with a later metal chain and a leather loop.
Size: the whistle 8.3 cm long x approx 1.7 cm diameter; chain and leather strap 92 cm long.
Condition: General good condition. Surface wear, dents and scratches but the body is solid. Whistle produces a good loud sound. Chain with some rusty links. Leather loop with some wear.