Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tour a unique factory (Ohio)

My dad was a coach, and during basketball season, he was seldom seen without his whistle hanging around neck.  He could get everyone’s attention quickly with one quick blast.  I always liked to march around blowing his whistle, when I was a little girl.  Eventually, I was only allowed to use his whistle outdoors after one unfortunate incident when I blasted a loud “tweet” in the house, and nearly scared my mom to death.  It seemed like a good idea at the time...

The American Whistle Corporation, located in Worthington, Ohio, (near Columbus) is the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States. Groups and families are welcome to tour their factory.  On the tour, you will not only see the manufacturing machinery, but also, learn how a whistle works using aerodynamics and chemistry.  Learn how a whistle can be an important safety tool for everyone.  The American Whistle Corporation is located at 6540 Huntley Road in Worthington, about halfway between Route 161 and Schrock Road. Parking is available in the rear lot. Reservations are required.  Call 800-876-2918 or visit the American Whistle Corporation "Tours" page.

American Whistle Corporation is located near Columbus.  Visit the Experience Columbus website to find information about other fun things to do while you're there.

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