The Motorola 302 iHorn is made from a Motorola Model 302 car radio with control head coupled with an EA Supertone Horn. The Model 302 was only made in 1947. Paul Galvin, owner of Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, a battery manufacturer who made a device that allowed radios to run on household current. In the 1930's the big radio companies all ended in "ola" so Galvin, who was then moving into making automobile radios, changed the name of his company to Motorola. 1950’s was a post World War II explosion of automobile production and sales with almost 58,000,000 automobiles produced and sold, compared to a total U.S. population of only 179, 323,175!
The horn is an EA Supertone Horn which were made between 1910 and 1930. EA Laboratories was sued over this horn for patent infringement in Trico Products Corporation v. E.A. Laboratories, 1 F. Supp. 22, 15 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 19 (E.D.N.Y. 1932) which resulted in a judgment in favor of EA Laboratories wth the Court finding it did not copy the prior art and protected patent rights of Trico Products.
Hope and prosperity, combined with sock hops and drive inn movies flourished as America’s passion for life twisted the night away. So, rock the road with The Motorola 302 iHorn!