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Hello, does anyone know this device? Is there a detailed photo anywhere, please? Thank you very much for your reply. Ivo from Czech RepublicGraphic1.jpg



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Looks like a horn or siren to me!

 

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My guess would be a screw-jack. They have lots of spare wheels on that car so they would need a jack to help them change wheels :)

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Orso wrote:

My guess would be a screw-jack. They have lots of spare wheels on that car so they would need a jack to help them change wheels :)


 
Might be, but they're more usually seen standing on their base on the running board or whatever - restraining the jack in that position to stop it falling off the vehicle would be quite difficult to start with & I know from bitter experience that they don't like lying on their sides, as the oil inside can quite easily drain out...

Kevin



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flighter20 wrote:

Hello, does anyone know this device? Is there a detailed photo anywhere, please? Thank you very much for your reply. Ivo from Czech RepublicGraphic1.jpg


 Hi

Looks like the Klaxon warning horn as used on civilian cars (including Rolls Royce) and also as a signalling device on aircraft during WW1 and after.

180px-Im1919Auto-Klaxon.jpg

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Mike



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Looks like the horn.
I don't think a screw jack is hydraulic though.

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Orso wrote:

Looks like the horn.
I don't think a screw jack is hydraulic though.


 

No, but the one I had (W^D from the '40s) did have a quantity of oil inside to lubricate the inner workings.



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The Osprey New Vanguard 189 'The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car' by David Fletcher has an illustration on page 9 of a RR of the RNAS, during 1915, fitted with klaxon:

ww1RRklaxon001.jpg

 

Also the profile publication 'Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the World' Volume One, Chapter 1 'Early Armoured Cars' by Maj-Gen Duncan has an illustration on page 10 of a RNAS Lanchester armoured car of 1915 fitted with a klaxon:

ww1RRklaxon002.jpg

These are 'high-end' motoring klaxon warning horns.  Those interested in aircraft use, my article in Cross & Cockade International of Summer 2017 has details of this:

2017summercciarticle003.jpg

 

I hope that is of interest.

Mike

 



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flighter20 wrote:

Hello, does anyone know this device? Is there a detailed photo anywhere, please? Thank you very much for your reply. Ivo from Czech RepublicGraphic1.jpg


 Hi

If information on this subject is still required, the image below shows an electric Klaxon fitted to an ordinary car during a similar time period.

Mike

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