No, not that kind of whistle blower!

I admit it.  I watch way too many English Premier League football matches.  English referee Howard Webb is a very accomplished referee, having taken charge of the 2010 World Cup Final between Holland and Spain.

I am not sure what Howard Webb’s whistle of choice is, but mine is made on our shores of course.   The American Whistle Corporation has been making whistles since 1956 in Columbus, Ohio.  The members of our extended American family who make whistles in Columbus, Ohio use brass for their whistles, then plate them with nickel.

Refs aren’t the only people who need whistles.  Whistles are a great item to have on boats, cars or even in your coat if you need to signal that you need help.  The default American Whistle Corporation whistle, the American Classic, comes with the American Classic logo.

american classic

But you can get a whistle as unique as you are from the American Whistle Corporation.


So I plan on writing Howard Webb and trying to get him to start using an American Whistle Corporation whistle next season.  I am sure it would sound sweeter than an English-made whistle.  The sweetest sound of course would be to hear Webb blowing on his American Whistle Corporation whistle at the end of the next year’s Champions League Final when the trophy is won by Tottenham Hotspur, my favorite English Football team. Hey, a fella can dream.

About Simply American LLC

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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