Hummers, 3 staged whistle & other unusual sounding fireworks

Discussion in 'Fireworks Nostalgia, Collectables And History' started by BarnOwl, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. News Transmitters from Horse Brand were the first cakes i ever bought, Esco imported them, there were many versions of Twitter Glitter, some were fountains, others ejected whistles.
     
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  2. BarnOwl

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    Wizzy Wombat was an excellent piece. It wasn’t around for very long though from memory.

    Everything that was good about FI Back then.
     
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  3. Richard Lane

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    These Brocks Screech Owls were very piercing and very effective Screamers AB8CFDAE-6013-4A94-9A40-E501DD13BA92.jpeg
     
  4. BarnOwl

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    The labels and names on those are truly fantastic, particularly ‘nest of screech owls’. I seem to remember seeing this one mentioned in people’s favourites before.
    How long did a Brocks make these @Richard Lane ? I presume a period in the 60’s/70’s.

    Does anyone have one (or both) in their collection to post a picture?
     
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  5. BarnOwl

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    Further to this I have just checked out the name on here and found there was a whole thread devoted to this poster. It seems the conclusion was these items were released for the Canadian market.
    Very Interesting read though.
     
  6. Sparkler

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  8. Richard Lane

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    Yep..I’ve checked the link..you are quite right.
    I found this poster at that time and have subsequently made a copies of it ....for sale!..( Anybody want one PM me)...seriously ..back to now...yes indeed I reckon it was early 60’s...and sold abroad to the Empire or Commonwealth countries including Canada.
    A great rare design and the product was right up to Mssrs C T Brock and company’s high standards.
     
  9. BarnOwl

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  10. Richard Lane

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    64CC1A19-B09E-4751-A8F3-565DC5FF3933.jpeg F5E0635F-888C-4D5B-8072-CE8162E8A8EE.jpeg Another shot of a Screech Owl...and ...Here’s another Brocks brilliant....The Hummer romans were absolutely great...a fabulous whizzing sound Which intensified ...terrific! View attachment 52677
     
  11. Richard Lane

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    1B89B832-6CBA-465B-9D9F-175E341FE91B.jpeg B8E727A6-6568-451E-A871-ACE4C0B9CD52.jpeg 1B89B832-6CBA-465B-9D9F-175E341FE91B.jpeg Here we see a ‘Nest of Screech Owls‘....all in Richard’s Hospital for poorly tired fireworks all to be refurbished with proper Blue touch papered etc..anyone interested ..just PM me.
     
  12. BarnOwl

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    So these two just about qualify for ‘unusual sounding fireworks’. They could of course quite easily fit in their own category of Fireworks with both having ducks in title of silly or odd named fireworks’...

    Although I recall it made a variety of whistles, pops and bangs, It’s a long time since I last fired a ‘frightened Ducks with Abundant wind’ so consequently can’t remember a hundred percent what it did, plus there are seemingly no videos out there to remind me of one....
    However I’m not firing this one...so please don’t ask...

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  13. Richard Lane

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    Moral of the story..don’t go near ducks having eaten sprouts!!o_O
     
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  14. BarnOwl

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    571B30F6-E50D-45FD-9B49-A6C751228E98.jpeg I know @Sparkler posted the size F Wilders CAC’s previously, along with with some other wonderful hummers/noise pieces of the day...

    But here are the three Brocks&Wilders blue touch ‘Calling all Cars’ together in their different sizes and guises...
    Would love to see and hear these British made hummer candles now, but again obviously not for firing these beauties.....
     
  15. Richard Lane

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    Calling all Cars is a magic childhood Memory for me...the name in partic....I recall it gave a very definite whistle.
     
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  16. Escht

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    Also available in size K
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  17. Escht

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    also in this version as a size F
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  18. Escht

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    I saved the best till last , from my Wilders collection....

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  19. BarnOwl

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    I will give you that one Kev...very nice
    I presume this pre-decimal version had the same hummer effect?
     
  20. Richard Lane

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    This I acquired a while ago..it’s very ancient..and somewhat shop window faded...it’s a dummy..but a favourite none the less 0BA01D70-DB48-4B90-A787-2751EBB42460.jpeg 83714044-26DC-448F-B974-4AAA9FE1DE68.jpeg 110140EF-2B70-4618-AD0D-F859D4479BD4.jpeg C2C5C861-4B0C-4D39-A107-A964554E816A.jpeg