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Klaxon

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Numéro d'artefact
2002.0190.001
Modèle
AUTO-LITE HAB 60H
Fabricant
Electric Auto-Lite Co.
Lieu du fabricant
Canada
Date De Fabrication
Entre 1930 - 1954
contexte Fonction
A device that produces a loud sound to signal an audible warning to other motorists and pedestrians of a car’s presence
contexte technique
Type sample of an electric automobile horn attached to a 12 volt battery operated motor (KE – notes). Automobile horns were used to warn motorists and pedestrians of the car’s approach or presence and to promote public safety while driving (McMurtry: 3, 5). First automobile horns were bulb horns and hand klaxons of various designs, mounted conspicuously. Electric automobile horns replaced manual models c. 1920s. Towards the end of the 1930s automobile horns began to be utilitarian only, and were hidden beneath the hood.
contexte Canada
Example of type of electrical automobile horn manufactured and used in Canada during 1930s-early 1950s.
Description
ALL METAL CASING.
Nombres de pièces
1
Fini(s) de l'artefact
Dark brown/black metal finish.
Marques sur l'artefact
"AUTO-LITE" cast in raised print on casing top; "AUTO-LITE/ MADE IN CANADA/ HAB- 60H" cast in raised print on underside of casing. Green decal applied to casing top is damaged and text only partially legible; reads "[?] OR/ 12 VOLT/ [SY]STEM".
Pièce(s) manquante(s)
Unknown
Groupe 1
Transports terrestres motorisés
Catégorie 1
Pièces d'automobile
Sous-catégorie 1
Avertisseurs
Matériau(x)
métal