Klaxon horns are mechanical horns that are mainly used on cars, trains and ships. Klaxon horns were first made popular by Model T Fords in the early 1900’s and were also used as submarine dive alarms during World War II. They were first used on cars and bicycles in 1908 powered by a 6-volt battery and later in 1911 by rechargeable batteries. Vintage Klaxon horns are very collectible today.
Klaxon Horn Sound
They have a distinctive sound normally described “asawooga”, “ah-oo-gah” or “ooga”.