The Bookman Bike Whistle is a collaboration with the world famous whistle manufacturer Acme Whistles, established in 1870 in Birmingham, England. It has been developed especially for the cyclist’s safety and convenience.
The technology is based on Acme’s Tornado whistle, engineered through the principle of wave interference – meaning it can produce a high pitched, high volume sound without the need for any moving parts. The shape of the whistle also prevents it from being pushed into the wearer’s mouth in case of a fall. The nylon neckband comes tied with a safety break free knot. It sits securely around your neck but if you pull it off with a quick snap, the knot will break.
The bike whistle is easy to operate. Blow softly for a gentle alert or hard for a loud warning. Keep it around your neck at all times and leave it resting on your lip when traveling through a particularly busy area. That way you can instantly give warning without letting your hands of the handlebar. The whistles are made in the Acme plant in Birmingham UK, just as they have been since the late nineteenth century.
- The Acme Whistle is the gold standard for whistles worldwide
- A design collaboration between Bookman and Acme Whistles
- Made in Birmingham, England
Bookman Company Profile: Bookman was set up with one goal in mind, to inspire more style-conscious people to see that traveling in the saddle can be a way of life that combines style, convenience, design and fun with inspiration coming from the buzzing bike seen in Europe where it is evident that getting on a bike is not reason enough to disregard dressing well.
Bookman are continuously striving to design more functional solutions for your everyday cycling needs, focusing on the little details that have previously been overlooked and incorporating cycling and style in all our products. We aim to provide you with an ever-expanding range of different products to add a personal touch on your ride while keeping you safe.
Featured in stores all around the world from concept boutiques such as Colette in Paris, to museum shops like MoMA in NYC and the London Design Museum in the UK, to more bicycle oriented stores such as Curbside Cycle in Toronto. Also appearing in some very cool media forums around the globe; American men’s magazine Details, Velo’s 2nd gear book, British GQ, The Sunday Times Style, Nordic architecture and design magazine FORM, The Cool Hunter and on WIRED, just to name a few.