Our Squeeze Horns

Update 8/3/20. Just a teaser for now but I am in touch with a fellow in Mumbai who is as fascinated as I am with horns of all shapes and sizes. We’re working through some details but I am excited to say we may have horns in stock again in the next month or so (COVID complicating timing etc.). I will probably rebuild the website into a proper store but of course keep the blog and all the details unearthed over the years. More to come!

Update 10/19 Still no love! I joined Indian and Pakistani FB business pages. I contacted numerous distributors. Honestly this project is stuck on the back burner but I am still on the hunt for the right source.  Next up is hiring folks in India via Fiverr to do some boots on the ground research.  Sorry!

Update 10/18 I fell in love with squeeze horns, aka taxi horns, bulb horns, clown horns… as a boy, the first time I saw Harpo Marx on tv. Many many years later, on a trip to India I discovered that squeeze horns were still very much in use – you could hear them everywhere! I bought a half dozen, took them home with me to the U.S. and set up shop at SqueezeHorns.com. Sadly the business failed… the problem was A) I didn’t know what I was doing, B) Shipments always arrived damaged, and finally C) Life intervened and I got busy with a career change, moving and well, more than you need to know about 😉But I want to get the business going again, so I’m looking for manufacturers. Someone who will work with me in some custom designs and also packaging. Follow along! Thanks!

Looking to get horns back in stock. If you’re a manufacturer, here are the problems I’m hoping to solve… Horns come to me pre-boxed individually with their own padding for immediate shipping. High-quality rubber bulbs (slow down oxidation). Either a custom molded bicycle handlebar attachment bracket as part of the horn itself, or an exceptionally well-designed and robust separate attachment bracket. If you can provide horns to this specification, or you know someone who can, please contact me!

As of May, 2014 I remain on hiatus! When the horns are for sale again, the Paypal buttons will return.

Life intervenes! Sorry! As much as I love these horns and making them available, the fact is it’s been more of a hobby than a business. I’ve been traveling and relocating. I hope to have the store open again at some point but can’t say when.  In the interim you might find a similar horn available through THIS STORE on Amazon.

If you have any questions or are having any trouble placing your order, please don’t hesitate to email me!

Prices include shipping to U.S. only!
Please contact me directly if you wish to order from outside the U.S.

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7" Brass Squeeze Horn
7″ Brass Squeeze Horn

Looks like these are available on Amazon (affiliate link).


7" Nickel Plated Squeeze Horn
7″ Nickel Plated Squeeze Horn


7" Brass Trumpet Squeeze Horn
7″ Brass Trumpet Squeeze Horn


10" Double Bell Squeeze Horn
10″ Double Bell Brass Squeeze Horn
Looks like there are a couple of these on Amazon (affiliate link)


12" Medium Loop Brass Squeeze Horn
12″ Medium Loop Brass Squeeze Horn


12" Large Loop Brass Squeeze Horn
12″ Large Loop Brass Squeeze Horn
Something close to this at Amazon here.


14" Straight Narrow Brass Squeeze Horn
14″ Straight Narrow Brass Squeeze Horn


16" Big Bell Brass Squeeze Horn
16″ Big Bell Brass Squeeze Horn Red Bulb
Sorry, sold out.


16" Nickel Plated Medium Loop Squeeze Horn
16″ Nickel Plated Medium Loop Squeeze Horn
Sorry, sold out at this time.


16" Brass Loop Squeeze Horn
16″ Brass Loop Squeeze Horn
Something similar to this one at Amazon here (affiliate link)


16" Covered Bell Brass Squeeze Horn
16″ Covered Bell Brass Squeeze Horn


16" Large Loop Brass Squeeze Horn
16″ Large Loop Brass Squeeze Horn
Sorry, sold out. Currently unavailable.


Bicycle Handle Bar Attaching Brackets
Bicycle Handle Bar Attaching Brackets

21 thoughts on “Our Squeeze Horns”

  1. hope you guys are not permanently defunct… I just found you and want to do some bid’ness…
    in the market for some horns (I love the silly things, too) and particularly the mounting brackets
    that you’ve had made up, very cool… if someone’s still out there in the digital wasteland, and
    planning to resume ops anytime soon, plz. contact me so that we may conduct some sort of
    bulb horn transaction… best regards, John D…

  2. Tim bought a sqeeeze horn from you a year ago
    How to clean the rubber bulb
    It leaves your hand black!

    1. I’m just discovering this myself. What I’m suspecting is that the second batch of horns I received included bulbs with inferior rubber quality. I’ve cleaned mine with dish washing detergent.

  3. Hello I am looking to buy just the ball that squeezes as mine has disappeared from my horn bell. Do you know where I could purchase one? Or coul I et one from you? The opening diameter is 1 cm.
    Thank you

    1. Sorry, I don’t just now. Also the bulb on our horns is larger than 1 cm. If you do find a source please let me know.

  4. I have about 20 squeeze horns that I purchased from WalMart and the horns are used on a kids barrel ride train.
    the horns are made in China and are sold under the names of Bell and Kent bicycle accessories.
    The plastic and brass reed valve will fail/break after a few minutes of the kids honking them.
    Do you have a vendor or manufacturers that will sell replacement reed valves only?

    replacing the valve would be an quick and simple fix, but the stores that I purchased the horns from tells me the have to replace the whole horn.
    can you help?


    Terry Martin

  5. Hi,

    Are you back to selling horns? Though they were a couple of years old, I’ve seen a few posts on your site saying that you had stopped temporarily.

    I’m looking to purchase two – a 7″ brass and a 10″ double-bell brass.

    I look forward to hearing from you, thank you.

    1. OMG, that’s amazing and opened up to a ton of other similar vids on YT. Thanks for the link. I’ll build a post with the best of these type of Desmo Horns I can find.

      1. They spell it many different ways.
        Desmo, Deshmo, Deshmuk, Deshmukh.. Sometimes bhopu.. Maybe that will help you ask for the right things.

  6. Good morning, evening, afternoon and night! I have great interest in your insightful encyclopedia of bulb horns of many! But I was wondering if you would be able to identify several of these bulb horn/noisemaker sounds. I’ve created a compilation of these sounds (Warner Bros./Looney Tunes horn sounds) that way they’ll be easy to tell apart. I’m hoping this won’t be a hassle! Do take your time. Thank you and have a great day!

    The video containing the samples:

    1. Very interesting, thank you. Looks like he’s mostly dealing with vintage motorcycle horns. I’m getting some great ideas for attaching brackets for bike handlebars from looking over his site. Thanks again Iguana.

      1. Hi. John
        Greetings for the day.
        This side surender sethi.
        Let me know ur requirements of spare rubber horn bulbs.
        U order any color any quantity.
        Be assured u will get in best rubber quality.
        Surender sethi

        1. Hi Sethi, I removed your email from the comment so you don’t get spammed. But I will contact you now to be in touch.

  7. Hi John, I am from Mumbai and we have these horns used in the autorickshaws ( tuk tuk) and the state run buses.
    I have found some people making these brass horns STILL in Mumbai, perhaps these are the last of the breed but these can still be sourced here in Mumbai . Drop me a line on … and we can take ahead.


    1. Hi Al, I replied by email (took your address out of the comment so it wouldn’t be public). Thanks and excited to discuss. Best, John

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