The AEG iHorn is a beautiful iHorn made from an AEG horn speaker made in the 1920’s. It was acquired in Germany, where it survived through both WWI and WWII. The AEG speaks of resilience.
In 1881, Emil Rathenau acquired Edison's patent rights for Germany and founded the German Edison Society for Applied Electricity in 1883. From 1887 the company abbreviation was AEG. In 1900, AEG opened an automobile manufacturing company in Berlin which was the largest such company in Germany. By 1912, it opened its radio manufacturing division. Spanning a century of business, which included a period of Russian occupation, in 1986 Daimler-Benz took over the AEG company to save it from bankruptcy. It was dissolved in 1996, before which it employed 50,000 employees.
The AEG iHorn is rare. It survived the bombings of Germany in World War II. it is a reminder that we should never permit human atrocity and we have a responsibility to protect man against the ravages of our own inhumanity. The world is small and getting smaller. We need to remember we all need peace and love.