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OLD GAMEWELL DIAPHONE FIREHOUSE HORN

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Scrap Yard Finds1 of 31Old BELBER Steamer TrunkOLD GAMEWELL DIAPHONE FIREHOUSE HORN
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    Posted 2 years ago

    EJW-54
    (224 items)

    HI All ! I brought this home from the scrap yard thinking it was a Siren but with a 1" pipe feeding it I have my doubt. I was thinking if not a Siren then maybe some sort of fog horn? It does have spinning parts inside and I put air pressure to it but only got a hum out of it as I don't have enough air volume to spin it fast enough but it does spin, the horn is brass and the inside parts are aluminum and brass, so what do you think? Anybody know what it is? I can't find anything like it on the net. UPDATE, Old Gamewell Diaphone fire horn from the top of a fire house, you can hear one on youtube. Patented in 1910 and some are still used today.

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    Comments

    1. buckethead, 2 years ago
      Appears to be a metal venturi blower.
      https://www.google.com/search?q=Metal+Venturi+Blower&rlz=1T4ADSA_enUS463US466&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjiv_nJxoffAhUEYKwKHeaPBMUQsxgIKw&biw=1684&bih=789
    2. buckethead, 2 years ago
      Let's try this again....
      https://www.acklandsgrainger.com/en/product/AIR-BLOWER-VENTURI-PNEUMATIC-17IN/p/ASIASI1000 :)
    3. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks buckethead but that's not it ,. Venturi blower has no moving parts,this has spinning parts inside ... it's got to be some kind of siren maybe for a factory??
    4. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 2 years ago
      Looks like and air horn to me. Might require 100# pressure to operate it?
    5. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      I finally found out what it is on line, a Gamewell Diaphone fire/fog horn !
    6. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      I guess now you can blow your own HORN!!! but you better let your neighbors know!!!
      Nice Find!!
    7. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks Rattletrap, you were right, I just need to feed it with at least 1/2"or larger pipe and quick blast of air to get it to work. :)
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      very cool..
    9. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks Roycroftbooksfromme1 I think so to !
    10. SirenCollector8 SirenCollector8, 2 years ago
      Love the horn, have been looking for one for years myself as I collect sirens and horns. If you by chance would be ok with selling it or trading please email me. mreesor@sympatico.ca. Cheers
    11. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks SirenCollector8, glad you love this but, so do I so I'll be keeping it for now.
    12. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Hi everybody! I just came inside after going shopping for parts and then hooking up this FIRE HORN and Blasting it about 5 times untill the neighbors started coming outside to see what was going on LOL HAPPY NEW YEAR neighbors!! LOL ,,,I quick closed up my shop and came inside LOL ,, Well Happy New year everybody on CW , thankyou to all who love my stuff! happy collecting!

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