The GE Amperes iHorn is made from a General Electric Ampere. The dial contains a patent marks dated 1901 and 1915. It was probably made in before 1920. An ammeter (from Ampere Meter) is a measuring instrument used to measure the current in a circuit. Electric currents are measured in amperes, hence the name. By the late 19th century, improved instruments were designed which could be mounted in any position and allowed accurate measurements in electric power systems. The GE Ampere iHorn uses a vintage small fox hunting horn as the horn.
GE was formed through the 1892 merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company. The original plants of both companies continue to operate under the GE name to this day. In 1896 GE was one of the original 12 companies listed on the newly formed Dow Jones Industrial Average. To give you an idea of GE’s reach and diversity, it founded both RCA and NBC, but was ultimately charged with antitrust violations and was ordered to divest itself of RCA.
The GE Ampere was a tool of the trade which reminds us that technology teaches and each of us is electric!