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Edison Horn Connection
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Author:  Energ15 [ Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Edison Horn Connection

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. :|

- EnerG15

Author:  flashpanblue [ Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Horn Connection

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.
Pete

Author:  JohnM [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Horn Connection

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').

Author:  gramophoneshane [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Horn Connection

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)

Author:  JohnM [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Horn Connection

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!

Author:  coyote [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Horn Connection

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.

Author:  JohnM [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Horn Connection

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

Author:  Valecnik [ Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Horn Connection

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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