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Posted 2 years ago

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This is an antique car horn, pre-1910. Where the "mouthpiece" looking part is, there is a cap (I have the cap), over the cap goes a rubber squeeze bubble (I don't have) that the driver would squeeze and a honking noise would come out the horn. The mounting bracket would then be mounted to the car.

Here's one that is "Peacock" with the same function:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-antique-peacock-car-horn-auto-horn-brass-horn-/181050012052?item=181050012052&ViewItem=&nma=true&si=WRyGFf%2FXwQVkZQRgEH602oapS6I%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Looks like a Herald Trumpet, not sure why it would have a mounting bracket though.
  2. antiquesareamazing antiquesareamazing, 2 years ago
    It resembles a Herald Trumpet, except it would have a mouthpiece made for a brass instrument. This has a mouthpiece that holds a reed, like a woodwind instrument.
    AND... like you said, the mounting bracket doesn't make sense.
    Thanks, walksoftly!!
  3. antiquesareamazing antiquesareamazing, 2 years ago
    After some external research, I found something...
    It looks to be an antique car horn, pre-1910. Where the "mouthpiece" looking part is, there is a cap (I have the cap), over the cap goes a bag-like pump that the driver would squeeze and a honking noise would come out the horn.
    Turns out all I had to do was a little bit more looking online and I would solve my own problems!

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