The Hose McCann Telephone iHorn is made from a Model A-W telephone made in the 1940’s. It was used on ships and trains. The card in the front clearly indicates a train usage. The purpose of the spring harness strap was to insure the receiver did not fall out of the cradle during motion. The horn is a Model A car horn.
Founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1923 by partners, Charles G. Hose and Thomas J. McCann, Hose-McCann innovated and developed the first safe, reliable and rugged sound powered communication system for marine use, for which they successfully received a patent. The system was adopted by the US Military and proved to be virtually indestructible. In 1994, one of the Hose-McCann telephone systems was found aboard the WWII Liberty Ship the SS Brown in perfect working order.
The Hose McCann Telephone iHorn is a very rare communication device which saved lives during both times of war and times of peace. It is a survivor. To all the service men and women, we are grateful for your service and sacrifice.
This piece is extremely rare. Suggested application is wall mounting.