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 Post subject: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Victor I
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I just got an Edison Home 11-panel horn. (Black in color of course). When it arrived, I noticed that the two sections have been welded. Isn't it supposed to be screwed together or is it supposed to be permanently attached? I have seen some horns that are screwed together but I've also seen horns permanently attached. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:52 pm 
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Hello,
The cone and bell ends of Edison Home horns were not welded together. Their metal rims were rolled over, interlocked and then pressed together permenantly. There is a smaller horn made for the Edison Fireside and sometimes the Gem that was threaded in the middle so you could unscrew it apart.It sounds like your horn has come apart in the past and someone decided to weld it up. I have a Triumph Morning glory horn that arrived in two pieces. I was able to use a two part epoxy called JB Weld to put it nicely back together. You can't even tell that it was repaired.
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 Post subject: Re: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:10 am 
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Were 11-panel horns issued for the 'Home' Phonograph? I thought that the 11-panel horns were only standard equipment with the 'Triumph', 'Alva', and 'Idelia' models (and with a different neck, the 'School').
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 Post subject: Re: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:39 am 
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Gem & Fireside- 8 panels: $1.75
Standard- 10 panels: $2.25
Home- 11 panels: $2.50
Triumph- 12 panels: $2.75

The No.10 Cygnet was used for Fireside, Standard & Home (in USA)
The No.11 Cygnet was used for Triumphs etc (but was used on all models in Australia)


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:19 am 
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Thanks for clearing that up. I don't think I ever realized that the big horn had twelve panels! I've always assumed that the largest had eleven panels. Doih!
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 Post subject: Re: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:01 pm 
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Yep, the straight twelve-paneled horn is marked "Triumph" (instead of Home, Cygnet, etc.) and requires a slightly longer front-mount crane. They're relatively tough to find, IMHO.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:02 pm 
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Here's a Triumph horn (formerly wood-grained) that has a lot of potential and the price is right.

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/1576693172.html
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 Post subject: Re: Edison Horn Connection
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:39 am 
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JohnM wrote:
Here's a Triumph horn (formerly wood-grained) that has a lot of potential and the price is right.

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/1576693172.html


It's impossible to tell from the pictures but that could very well be an Ideal or Idelia horn. The only difference would be whether it says Triumph, Ideal or Idelia on the decal.


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