A device that produces a loud sound to signal an audible warning to other motorists and pedestrians of a carÂs presence
Type sample of an electric automobile horn attached to a 12 volt battery operated motor (KE Â notes). Automobile horns were used to warn motorists and pedestrians of the carÂs 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.
Example of type of electrical automobile horn manufactured and used in Canada during 1930s-early 1950s.
ALL METAL CASING.
Nombres de pièces
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".