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In 1883 Hudson began tinkering in his toolshed to make gadgets to sell, including whistles.
After observing local police struggling to communicate with rattles, he realised that his whistle could be used as a tool.
Starting 1909 at a new facility in northern Birmingham at 244 Barr St., Hudson expanded to more markets in Europe and overseas, with an office in Paris, a large 1910 French catalogue, and new connections with United States sporting goods companies and distributors.
Hudson was left with just one British competitor, A De Courcy & Co, from 1909 to 1927.
By the 1890s, Hudson faced the rise of many competitor makers and companies.
Highlights of early company history include: By 1908, Hudson and De Courcy were the two major whistle makers in England.
Air Raid Precautions whistles were made during the next few years and dated whistles for army, navy and Royal Air Force equipment and for Civil Defence. Some of the most popular whistle designs in the modern day include: Hudson stamped addresses and other marks on many of its whistles.
As the story goes, Hudson, a violin player, accidentally dropped his violin and it shattered on the floor.