Original Early 1900’s King Of The Road No.38 Car Horn with the fly mesh

$222.37

Shipping to United States: $60.65

Original Early 1900’s King Of The Road No.38 Car Horn with the fly mesh


Measures approx 32cm long


Has loss to the enamel work as you can see from the photos


The first automobile horn was invented in 1908 by Oliver Lucas, a British engineer who wanted to create a device that could alert other drivers of a vehicle's presence.


One interesting statistic about car horns is that studies have shown that the average driver uses their horn approximately 500 times a year. This highlights the importance of this device in everyday driving situations, whether it's to signal to another driver that they are too close, warn of a potential hazard, or simply express frustration in traffic. The widespread use of car horns underscores their continued relevance in modern-day traffic safety.


Car horns have a long and fascinating history, dating back to the early days of automobile development. Originally intended as a safety feature to alert pedestrians and other vehicles of a car's presence, horn designs have evolved over time to become a common communication tool for drivers on the road. The development of different horn sounds and tones has allowed drivers to convey various messages, from a friendly beep to a warning signal. Stay tuned as we explore the evolution and cultural interpretations of car horns in more detail.


The first car horn was introduced in 1908 by Oliver Lucas, an English inventor, and was powered by acetylene gas. It quickly became a standard feature in automobiles to signal other drivers and pedestrians on the road. Over time, car horns evolved to become more effective and standardized across different car models.




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