I have a horn that I have been told came from a Model T. It's an Ahooga Style horn, I have no identification for it however, and would like to figure out what model it was. (And if possible have a plate made for it if someone would be kind enough to provide a high quality photograph of the plate with measurements )
Thanks to everyone in advance!
Not for a Ford Model T or A. For a larger automobile. This model horn was probably used on numerous makes of autos. I often see similar horns for sale at swap meets.
Spartan was one brand. You could do a search for that.
That is not a T horn. However you can take the T horn bracket and drill mounting holes in the horn and make it work. I have modified many horns to fit the model T horn bracket. I wish you were close enough I would test it for you to see if its 6 volt. If you don,t have a tester you can use a jumper cable to test it on your T to see if 6 volts will blow it.
Thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure if it was or not. It has a similar build to a klaxon horn I had which unfortunately wasn't an ahooga horn.
VERY dark video, but I have it hooked up to my car in a make shift manner here:
Just an added note. All above are correct in stating that your horn is not for a Model T. This is because Model T's were never equipped with an Ahoooga style horn of any make or model. (Though many owners have installed them later for fun.)
Thanks, I wonder what car this would have come off of. In size it very similar to the horn that came with the car. That one just has a much shorter back cap area as it is a buzzing style one. (I say buzzing, but it sounds more like a sick cow dying.)
Many horns were sold as aftermarket replacements or add ons. That horn may not have been made for any particular brand of car. Dave
Might be a Klaxon 8C. I rebuild these horns and I recognize that armature. It looks like the same one that I have on my T.
Oh, and I should say that David is right. There were many horns that were intended as aftermarket horns and weren't made for a specific vehicle.
But in my opinion, I wouldn't put anything other than a Klaxon horn on a T. It's not correct, but the famous 6-volt "AOOOGAH!" sound never fails to get a smile out of curious spectators!
As I usually say, the original T horn sounds like a duck.
The original horn on my '26 coupe sounded like a honking goose. I took it off and have it in storage and replaced it with a Klaxon 8C, like the one shown. Mine has a steel label held in place by 2 of the screws around the rim that says it is a Klaxon. The goose horn was not nearly as fun and did not elicit nearly the laughs, smiles and waves elicited by my Klaxon ah-oo-gah horn. While the Klaxon is not authentic to the T, it is authentic to the period and is what people equate with this era and expect to hear and I don't want to disappoint them, for it is just as much fun for me to see their reaction and their heads jerk around in my direction, as it is for them to hear it and fun is what it's all about. Jim Patrick