The Sunbeam iHORN is made from a 1920’s Sunbeam space heater model D 77423. The base is cast iron. The heater utilized a ceramic “bulb” with electric coils, refracted by the heater’s cone.
In 1897 John K. Stewart and Thomas Clark incorporated their Chicago Flexible Shaft Company, which made horse trimming and sheep shearing machinery. In 1921 the company produced its first Sunbeam branded household appliance, the Princess Electric Iron with an option to buy a fireproof metal storage box. The name "Sunbeam" came from a company wide contest to rebrand its growing home appliance business. Edwin J Gallagher (1897–1983) a buyer and traffic manager for the company won the contest and received a check for $1,000. The company did not officially incorporate its name to Sunbeam until 1946. While Sunbeam had its struggles, it remains a strong player in the household appliance market.
The Sunbeam iHorn, is small, but like its maker, it will stand the test of time. American made and made to last.