Thank you Bill! An inspiration!
Attached are two photos showing the new “door honker” installed. It is quite effective! This is only possible in rural settings as the honking would be a problem in suburban or urban neighborhoods. The squeeze horn makes an ideal “door bell” when other alternatives don’t work including wireless doorbells (can’t transmit through metal doors and siding), iron door knockers (not loud enough), or banging one’s hand against the door. A compressed air powered horn doesn’t have any charm. The squeeze horn is perfect! The rubber bulb is “holstered” in a 6″ round float that has been cut out to receive the bulb and protect it from the sun. The horn is tethered to the post using a brass chain.
Jan sent along a few shot’s of their golf cart outfitted with a 16″ Big Bell horn. When you’re coming up behind someone on an electric vehicle you need a loud horn to let them know you’re coming from far enough away that they can get out of the way!
Jan attached their horn with a ‘plumbing grounding saddle’ and it looks solid. I’ll be taking a trip to the hardware store soon to check these out. I see a lot of different models available.
People who have been following along will know I’ve tried all sorts of hardware to get horns attached securely. This really looks the ticket.
Scott sent along this beautiful shot of his horn mounted on his Rodriguez bike. These bikes have been handmade in Seattle since 1973! Beautiful bikes, great story.
And what a shot! Mount Rainier in the background.
Dan sent along a few photos of his Club Car with one of our replica King of the Road squeeze horns. Wow! Probably a first, in the U.S. anyway. Love how he’s mounted it. It’s not going anywhere!
Thank You Dan!
Mike sent along a photo of his beautiful Janus Halcyon 250.
“…it’s a copy of a feather bed Norton made all by hand by the Amish out of Goshen Indiana. Funny they can produce the motorbike but not ride them, even the machinery to fabricate the motorbike has to be generator power because the Amish can not be connected to the main power grid.”
You can find out more here: https://www.janusmotorcycles.com/
(Or check out their YouTube channel… this ‘How our fenders are made‘ video, for instance. Wow!)
But I think you’ll agree the horn makes an awesome finishing touch.
Thank You Mike!
Wolf sent along some pics of his awesome tractor in the Nevada desert. Truly a thing of beauty.
Thanks Wolf! Happy Honking!
I have other bicycles! A beautiful road bike, a very fun mountain bike, a polo bike… But this is my bike party bike for group rides. I call it Sparkle. And I sure get a lot of laughs with this horn.
Finally found a used copy of Harpo’s autobiography. A fun romp through early, poverty-stricken but full of get up and go New York Marx family childhood stories (Harpo was born in 1888!). Followed by years and years of pounding the pavement scratching out a living on the Vaudeville circuit. Finally a few breaks and steady theater success, and then Hollywood and the big time.
Here he details the birth of his trademark squeeze horn ( taxi horn). The show ‘Home Again’ puts this at around 1914.