The Motorola 501 iHorn is made from a Motorola 1949 Model 501 car radio and a Model A horn. 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 a Model A car horn. The Model A was made from 1927 to 1931, came in four colors, and sold for between $500 and $1200! Ford manufactured a staggering 4,858,644 in this short four year period of time.
In history, society was transformed by communication and movement. Hope and prosperity were represented by the mobility which was created by automobiles and the signal which announced your coming of age was the horn. So, rock the road and tell the world you have arrived with The Motorola 409 iHorn!