These colorful toy whistles and flutes were tools for teenage hackers in a pre-Internet era. As Phil Lapsley chronicles in , the “” of the 1960s and ‘70s were intrigued by the structure of the new nationwide telephone network. (Read on the Slate Book Review.)
The first phreak to use a toy whistle for the purposes of phone hacking was living in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1955, when he happened to figure out that a Davy Crockett Cat and Canary Bird Call Flute made the correct 1,000 Hz tone that would let him into his local phone system. In the mid-1960s, a phreak in Los Angeles discovered that the Cap’n Crunch whistle that came in a box of cereal emitted a desirable 2,600 Hz tone if you covered up one of the holes before blowing. The Tonette, which phreak Bill Acker first used in 1968 in Farmingdale, N.Y., produced the right 2,600 Hz squeal if you took off its detachable mouthpiece and blew through that.
The sound of toy whistles could be heard as kids whipped by a lawnmower-driven train. There was also a rock wall, a bungee trampoline and plenty of toy planes being flown around. The event’s main component was the acrobatic flying show featuring aircraft from the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard flying in loops.
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