Help With Horn Identification

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tictalk
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Help With Horn Identification

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I picked this horn up along with a dozen others , curious if it is even a phonograph horn, the small end fits a Edison reproducer perfectly, It measure 12 ½" " long with a 5" bell, I am showing it next to a common 14" horn with a 7" bell for scale, Any ideas? Thanks Larry
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JeffR1
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Re: Help With Horn Identification

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Looks more like something for a musical instrument.

gramophoneshane
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Re: Help With Horn Identification

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Or a car horn

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Re: Help With Horn Identification

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Must be some car, I'd like to see that !
Look how thick the small end is.

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Re: Help With Horn Identification

Post by gramophoneshane »

I don't think a 14" car horn would be all that unusual in the 1900-1912 or so period.
It certainly doesn't look like a phono horn I've seen before.
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Re: Help With Horn Identification

Post by gramophoneshane »

Fog horns came in lots of shapes and sizes too.
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Re: Help With Horn Identification

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gramophoneshane wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:31 am Fog horns came in lots of shapes and sizes too.
Surely that second picture is of a very large Balmain gramophone?

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