The Stromberg Carlson iHorn is made from a complete later 1910 to early 1920’s Stromberg Carlson Paper Mache tree bark Radio horn. It is especially rare because it is made from paper mache, which means that it has survived 100 years of bumps, bruises and escaped a death by mold due to humidity. Its rich mellow tones are enveloping. This iHorn is truly one of a kind. It is a centurian.
Stromberg Carlson was formed in 1894 through the partnership of two Chicago Bell Telephone employees, with the goal to manufacture a better telephone. They capitalized their business with $1,000.00. It became the leading independent telephone producer making what became known as the “Farmer’s Telephone” because they connected rural America with its urban partners. Stromberg Carlson produced radios from 1927 through 1956. While having been bought out several times, the company was still in operation as late as 2006. The company’s success was due to their reputation for stable prices, uncompromising quality, and a strong emphasis on quality workmanship.
The Original iHorn represents ingenuity and survival. Like the tree bark finish, it stands tall.