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 Post subject: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:50 pm 
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Oak or Metal period accurate horn wanted for Victor III.
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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:54 am 
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If you have all the black & brass, black flowered, or wood horns that you need in your collection, I have a tulip style horn made by the Searchlight Company. The small end of the horn is made for a Victor and it's a perfect size for a Vic III. I would sell it for $150. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
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That's a scarce horn - - and far more interesting than the black Victor product.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:09 pm 
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What is the deal with those searchlights from a marketing perspective?

Was that shape combined with the crenelations supposed to "improve" the sound in some way or were you supposed to be able to use it as a dasher in your wash machine for those hard to get out stains? :monkey:


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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:06 pm 
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Jerry B. wrote:
If you have all the black & brass, black flowered, or wood horns that you need in your collection, I have a tulip style horn made by the Searchlight Company. The small end of the horn is made for a Victor and it's a perfect size for a Vic III. I would sell it for $150. Jerry Blais



Thanks Jerry, I actually have no horns at all so I am open for suggestions.
I just sent you a PM.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:15 pm 
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Valecnik wrote:
What is the deal with those searchlights from a marketing perspective?

Was that shape combined with the crenelations supposed to "improve" the sound in some way or were you supposed to be able to use it as a dasher in your wash machine for those hard to get out stains? :monkey:


Here are a couple of advertisements from the Talking Machine World describing Searchlight horns. The first is from June 1906; the second is from March 1907.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:44 am 
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Thanks George, Now I know. "Constructed on scientific principles to project the sound in a parallel direction. NO Rattling!" Ah ha!


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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:29 am 
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Gee - I'm convinced - - aren't you? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:12 pm 
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My Vic III is loud without a horn. With that thing on it, it will
probably blow me out of the room. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Victor III compatible horn wanted
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:19 am 
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I'm sure it will be a noticeable improvement whichever type you choose.

Personally I like the looks of brass bell horns the best but the petaled, wooden or the searchlight would probably all give a more satisfying sound. The brass bell horns are more directional.

Searchlights are unusual and the price is reasonable imho and after all, as the advert says, "Constructed on scientific principles to project the sound in a parallel direction. NO Rattling!" . :monkey:


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