Our Squeeze Horns

Honk, and they will laugh! Whether for your bicycle, motorcycle, drum kit, Model T, your golf cart, mobility scooter or just to draw this meeting to order, Squeeze Horns hit the funny bone and attract attention. Your horn will be a hit.
Hand made in India by master craftsmen who have perfected the art over many decades.
With a lot of help from my friend Alvin in Mumbai I’m happy to make them available to you.
Questions?  john@squeezehorns.com.
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And by the way–if  you’re ever trying to remember how to find us, BulbHorns.com, ClownHorns.com, BrassHorns.com and NoveltyHorns.com all come right here!

New addition! 12″ Brass Straight Two-Tone Squeeze Horn. Includes USPS priority shipping and 360 degree bracket $48. Loud (and piercing) with both in and out breath tones. (More photos)
12″ Brass Straight Two-Tone Squeeze Horn mp3

12″ Brass straight two-tone squeeze horn with USPS shipping and 360 degree attaching bracket. $48


16″ Brass Covered Bell Squeeze Horn. With USPS shipping and 360 degree attaching bracket. $48.
What does this honker sound like? 16″ Brass Covered Bell Squeeze Horn mp316 inch brass squeeze horn

16″ Brass covered bell squeeze horn with USPS shipping and 360 degree attaching bracket. $48

 


16″ Big Bell Squeeze Horn. With USPS shipping and 360 degree attaching bracket. $48 What does this beautiful honker sound like? 16 Inch Brass Loop Squeeze Horn.mp3brass bugle squeeze horn

16″ Big Bell Squeeze Horn with USPS shipping and 360 degree attaching bracket. $48

 


RARE Replica Lucas “King Of The Road” Classic Double Twist Bulb Horn – For your golf cart, mobility scooter, Shriner Tiny Car, bicycle or motorcycle. 100% Brass. With USPS shipping and attaching bracket. $152 (Also check out my new video for this horn here. You will probably want to permanently mount this horn with the built-in attaching bracket, but I include the bicycle attaching bracket as a temporary fix.)desmo bulb horn
18 inches, weighing in at over a pound, this solid brass beauty has a glorious honk (video below!)


(Note built in attaching bracket, robust enough to attach to your vehicle.)
replica lucas road king bulb horn

18″ Double Loop Brass King of the Road Replica Squeeze Horn $152

 


What is this attaching bracket? (Comes with your order)
For years I’ve been searching for an easy and practical way to attach my horns to my bike. These are designed to attach flashlights to bicycle handlebars. They work great. Are they perfect? They would be if they came in brass (working on it). These will also be great for attaching your horn to your drum kit.

brass squeeze horn on bicycle handle bars

If you’re looking for the ‘B’ stock I had listed here, I’ve lately been selling them live at bike events.
Best,
John

 

26 thoughts on “Our Squeeze Horns”

  1. Hello John, I could use any suggestion to locate a black horn bulb (bulb only) for a brass squeeze horn from India. Circumference of is 12″. Length of bulb is about 6″. The replacement bulbs I see online are quite a bit smaller. Any direction you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Rachel

    1. Hi Rachel, I just double checked. The bulbs I have are about 6″ long and have a circumference of close to 12″. I think it’s a more or less standard size. The outer diameter of the opening is 1″ and the diameter of the hole is 3/4″. I don’t have bulbs alone listed with a Buy Now button, but if you’re interested in getting one, please email me John@SqueezeHorns.com
      Best,
      John

  2. Hello! So I’ve been looking for a horn that emits a very specific sound. I was looking around for video examples and the first note the guy plays in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuQYb5KTlSs), at :25, is the sound I’m looking for – he says it’s an A-flat. Other video examples of that song, it’s an octave up, but I don’t want something that sounds like a clown horn. So I’m curious, what determines the pitch of the horn? Length, I’d imagine, but your straight 12″ horn makes a high sound, and the one in the video that makes the sound I want doesn’t seem too big. I tried looking up horns that let out an A-flat pitch and nothing came up, so should I be searching by size instead? Do you know what length would result in that note?

    In which case, would you be able to do a custom of it, or do you know anywhere I can find one? I’m looking for a straight one-tone squeeze horn.

    1. Hi Shay! Can you say a little more about what you want the horn for? Subsequent to that video being made, it was discovered that what they thought were the notes marked on Gershwin’s score were in fact labels for generic taxi horns he’d bought in Paris. You can hear in the 1929 recording, which Gershwin supervised, that the horns sound a lot closer to the ones I’m selling than the orchestra-quality horns you see/hear in most modern recordings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVP2Df0LrZo (See also, for generic ‘taxi horn’ info https://www.squeezehorns.com/2021/taxi-horns/ )
      That said, I’ve done quite a lot of experimenting and continue to do so. In fact it’s not the length of the horn that determines the pitch. It’s the reed itself. More or less, the larger the reed, the lower the pitch. I’ve been trying to create a tunable horn along these lines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy_qC6ZK_7w but I’m not that mechanical.
      At some point I’m hoping to get pitched reeds that fit into the horns I already carry in order to give some variation on the pitch.
      I’ve also heard of folks manipulating the pitch (i.e. making it higher pitched) by wrapping thread around the reed.
      If your priority was a specific pitch, I could find the closest I have to that pitch, but it’s probably not spot on and it most likely wouldn’t be a straight horn.
      If you’re prepared to pay quite a bit for exactly what you want you could try here https://www.kolberg.com/Autohupensatz-Gershwin-a1-h1-c2-d2-engl.-ABCD/1190
      Best,
      John

    1. That’s some good feedback about my layout if you’re not able to see how to place an order!
      Below the individual horns I have offered, there is a yellow Buy Now with PayPal button.
      When you click that it will take you to the PayPal checkout where you can either pay via PayPal or credit card etc.
      That’s where you’ll put your address.
      I get an email notification from PayPal that you’ve placed and order.
      I will reply then to let you know I received the order.
      Then I will reply again with the tracking info for your horn once I know it’s in the USPS system.
      Hope that helps (I will also email this to you.)
      Best,
      John

    1. Hi Eldad, Thanks! Unfortunately I don’t ship internationally at this time. Perhaps you’ll have an American friend who’s coming to visit who could order from us here and bring them over.
      Best,
      John

  3. Hello John, I was glad to see this add. I have had 1 of these and looking for a rubber bulb with brass fitting replacement. Do you sell these or know where I could look. Thank you sir Craig Sutherland

  4. Hello horn people. I really neeed help! My mini horse is super smart and I have trained him to do several tricks. He grabs things and can play with piano. The problem is the keys are too small for him. So I want to get a few horns so he can grab the ends and play kinda like the seals do at the circus. If anyone can help that would be amazing! It would be great marketing for this site also! Thank you!

    1. Hi Michele, That does sound like super fun project. Issue on my end is sourcing tuned horns. There’s a company in Germany that makes them. But they are high-end pricey and made for orchestras. I have done some tuning experiments of my own and do hope to offer a set of tuned horns at some point, but my sources in India have been really hard hit by the pandemic. I have an order in for a bunch of straight horns to experiment with but have no idea when I’ll get them. In the meantime I might suggest getting hold of one of our horns, or even something from a big box store (cheap bicycle horn), just to see if you can get your horse to squeeze it. I sure would like to see that. Best, John

    1. Hi Brett, That would be the 16″ Big Bell Squeeze Horn. The bell is 6″ across. It’s the second one down on the page. Hit the Paypal button below it to make a purchase. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to add a second horn there or have to do it as two transactions. But at 16″ long and 6″ across, I can only fit one in a box so they will come as two packages. Best, John

    1. Hi Gary, I’m pretty sure the Desmo reeds are different from the ones I have in stock. But if you could send me a photo of where your reed goes I’d be sure. john[theatsign]squeezehorns.com In the meantime I’ll ask around. Best, John

    1. Hi Bill, I do. They are replicas (actual vintage Lucas versions would be a fortune), but as of 4/20/21 I have a few in stock. For anyone else reading this, as long as the Paypal buttons are there, I have that item in stock. Best, John

      1. Afternoon John I opened my horn today it’s beautiful and I will get some pictures as soon as I mount it on my Shriners car how would you like me to get you the photos

        1. Glad to hear Bill! They really are special. If it’s okay, I’d like to post any photos you send me on the site. You can send to me via email john @ squeezehorns.com Thanks and Happy Honking!

          1. Hi Bill, Alvin mentioned that you were talking as well. Just to know… I have tried extending the stem on horns up to 3′ (for an experiment) and it didn’t alter the pitch. I’m still experimenting with shifting pitch.

  5. Oh we’re back alright! Just in case anyone is wondering . I’ve asked a few recent customers if they’d care to comment or send along a photo of their horns in use. Fingers crossed they get back to me. Best, John

  6. 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.
    Regards
    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.
      Thanks!
      John

  7. 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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