Whistle

 

 

 


Whistle History - (WH-HISTORY)
Description: Rider & Bell is believed to be the only whistle manufacturer in the southern hemisphere The company began manufacturing the original postman's whistle in the 1920's and during World War 2 it became an army issue whistle and date stamped. Some army whistles brought back from the war are now displayed in some RSL clubs. The postman's whistle later was named by Rider & Bell the Aussie Thriller Whistle and began to be used by railway guards, paper boys, referees, police, corrective services, fishermen and work cover authorities. Peas are no longer used in the thriller whistles but cork balls are used instead. This provides the shrill sound when the whistle is blown. Some netball associations started using the whistles but complained that the square style mouth was too wide for their women umpires, and so the Aussie Slimline Thriller Whistle was designed in 1999 and came into production. Rider & Bell manufactures several other whistles, including the fox decoy and bosun whistle for the Navy. Fox whistles are predominantly sold to the Melbourne market, due to the abundance of foxes in Victoria. Some whistles have been discontinued , such as the dog whistle and the duck call, due to the introduction of hunting laws. The Boy Scouts (originally Bobby Whistle) and the Girl Guides Whistle have also been discontinued. .

Rider & Bell - Whistle History - (WH-HISTORY)



Aussie Slimline Thriller - (WH-AST)
Description: P-type whistle. As used by Railway guards, outdoor newspaper sellers, riggers, netball and soccer referees, etc. Guaranteed to last. Made from brass material - nickel plated. Colour: silver.

Rider & Bell - Aussie Slimline Thriller - (WH-AST)



Aussie Thriller - (WH-AT)
Description: P-type whistle. As used by Railway guards, outdoor newspaper sellers, riggers, netball and soccer referees, etc. No longer made and out of stock. Alternatives: WH-AST or WH-AT-FG

Rider & Bell - Aussie Thriller - (WH-AT)



Aussie Slimline Thriller-Finger Grip - (WH-AST-FG)
Description: P-type whistle. As used by Railway guards, outdoor newspaper sellers, riggers, netball and soccer referees, etc. Guaranteed to last. Made from brass material - nickel plated. Colour: silver.

Rider & Bell - Aussie Slimline Thriller-Finger Grip - (WH-AST-FG)



Aussie Thriller - Finger Grip - (WH-AT-FG)
Description: P-type whistle. As used by Railway guards, outdoor newspaper sellers, riggers, netball and soccer referees, etc. Guaranteed to last. Made from brass material - nickel plated. Colour: silver.

Rider & Bell - Aussie Thriller - Finger Grip - (WH-AT-FG)



Bosun - (WH-BOS)
Description: Bosun call whistle. Also known as Boatswain's Call. Long whistle manufactured from brass and then chrome nickel plated. Used by Navy personnel for piping admirals and other "top brass" on board ships and for signaling. They were used by witches in some Harry Potter movies.

Rider & Bell - Bosun - (WH-BOS)



Fox Decoy - (WH-FOX)
Description: .Fox decoy (or call) whistle. They are used by hunters to attract foxes out at night. The whistles are blown to produce the sound of a rabbit in distress, which causes foxes, if they are in the area, to approach the vicinity of where the whistle is being blown. The whistles are made from thin tinplate.

Rider & Bell - Fox Decoy - (WH-FOX)



Whistle Lanyards - (WH-LAN)
Description: Our lanyards, which attacheable to our whistles, are an optional extra. We have them in the following colours: black, green, navy blue, orange, purple, red, yellow.

Rider & Bell - Whistle Lanyards - (WH-LAN)