Acme Whistles made and supplied the original stock of Thunderers for officers and senior ratings of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner. Surviving examples discovered over the years have commanded high prices at auction and generated considerable publicity.
The collector’s model is still made from all the original tooling. Each one has a certificate of authenticity and comes in an authentic style box using some genuine artwork of the day.
Acme not only supplied Thunderers and boatswains pipes to the titanic, but a recent discovery on the sea bed, close to the wreck, is an Acme stentor megaphone.
A remaining megaphone from the period exists in the Acme museum.