PipeChat Digest #3248 - Wednesday, November 20, 2002
 
Sound Effect Question - signal horn
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
Re: Sound Effect Question - signal horn
  by "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
Re: Upcoming Handel's MESSIAH Performances (X-Posted)
  by "Roger Brown" <roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org>
Re: Sound Effect Question - signal horn
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
NZ & Oz
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: Sound Effect Question - signal horn From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 00:22:32 EST     --part1_1c6.1d621d7.2b0c7618_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I've brought back from a recent Midwest tour what looks to be an = interesting electrical sound effects device that I found in a junk shop. It is some = sort of a metal signal horn that looks exactly like a larger version of a Wurlitzer Toy Counter ah-oo-gah auto horn. Same metal housing and = resonator shape, painted black, with a driver at the base and brown cloth braided = heavy guage wiring. Just about twice the size of the Wurli horn overall.   My question is simply what electricity to run into it to see how it = sounds?   The label says:   Benjamin Electric Mfg. Co. / Chicago, USA No 0367 Industrial Signal Res of Coils 300 Voltage 125 60 Current .20   I hooked it up to 12 v D.C. from a series of two 6 v. lantern batteries in =   the shop and got it to quietly "grunt" a bit, so it seems to work. My = guess is it will be pretty loud so I've got my ear plugs ready!   Dennis James Silent Film Concerts   --part1_1c6.1d621d7.2b0c7618_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">I've brought back from a recent Midwest tour = what looks to be an interesting electrical sound effects device that I = found in a junk shop.&nbsp; It is some sort of a metal signal horn that = looks exactly like a larger version of a Wurlitzer Toy Counter ah-oo-gah = auto horn.&nbsp; Same metal housing and resonator shape, painted black, = with a driver at the base and brown cloth braided heavy guage = wiring.&nbsp; Just about twice the size of the Wurli horn overall.<BR> <BR> My question is simply what electricity to run into it to see how it = sounds?<BR> <BR> The label says:<BR> <BR> Benjamin Electric Mfg. Co. / Chicago, USA<BR> No 0367<BR> Industrial Signal<BR> Res of Coils 300<BR> Voltage 125 60<BR> Current .20<BR> <BR> I hooked it up to 12 v D.C. from a series of two 6 v. lantern batteries in = the shop and got it to quietly "grunt" a bit, so it seems to work.&nbsp; = My guess is it will be pretty loud so I've got my ear plugs ready!<BR> <BR> Dennis James<BR> Silent Film Concerts</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1c6.1d621d7.2b0c7618_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Sound Effect Question - signal horn From: "Tom Hoehn" <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 00:59:10 -0500   It looks like it might need standard house current to operate   MUSCUR@aol.com wrote: > > I've brought back from a recent Midwest tour what looks to be an > interesting electrical sound effects device that I found in a junk > shop. It is some sort of a metal signal horn that looks exactly like > a larger version of a Wurlitzer Toy Counter ah-oo-gah auto horn. Same > metal housing and resonator shape, painted black, with a driver at the > base and brown cloth braided heavy guage wiring. Just about twice the > size of the Wurli horn overall. > > My question is simply what electricity to run into it to see how it > sounds? > > The label says: > > Benjamin Electric Mfg. Co. / Chicago, USA > No 0367 > Industrial Signal > Res of Coils 300 > Voltage 125 60 > Current .20 > > I hooked it up to 12 v D.C. from a series of two 6 v. lantern > batteries in the shop and got it to quietly "grunt" a bit, so it seems > to work. My guess is it will be pretty loud so I've got my ear plugs > ready! > > Dennis James > Silent Film Concerts   -- Tom Hoehn, Organist http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute) First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS    
(back) Subject: Re: Upcoming Handel's MESSIAH Performances (X-Posted) From: "Roger Brown" <roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org> Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 15:51:20 +1100   John L. Speller> They have sheep in Australia too. They were originally = imported from John L. Speller> Vermont   Merinos from Vermont? Hardly.   John L. Speller> to keep the kangaroos company.   More likely they were imported to give the early gentry class something else to do other than to drink rum.(Look up "John Macarthur", "Rum rebellion")   Australia has more than double the head of sheep than New Zealand but the Kiwi's do tend to be a rather sensitive lot in relation to Australia - as Ross's comment shows. (Any Rugby fans out there will know another reason for a certain coolness in Trans-Tasman relations).   I only intended to point out that OZ and New Zealand are most decidedly NOT the same place - I have already apologised to Ross for the obvious offence he took.   -- Regards, Roger   Roger Brown roger2@rogerbrown.no-ip.org http://rogerbrown.tripod.com http://member.melbpc.org.au/~robrown/    
(back) Subject: Re: Sound Effect Question - signal horn From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 21:51:35 +1300   I'm no expert at all (and that's not modesty but plain fact) though that brief specif. you posted looks like 125 volts at 60 cycles. Expert electricians could tell by putting a meter on the thing and seeing what happens, I feel sure.   Ross -----Original Message----- From: Tom Hoehn <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:03 PM Subject: Re: Sound Effect Question - signal horn     >It looks like it might need standard house current to operate > >MUSCUR@aol.com wrote: >> >> I've brought back from a recent Midwest tour what looks to be an >> interesting electrical sound effects device that I found in a junk >> shop. It is some sort of a metal signal horn that looks exactly like >> a larger version of a Wurlitzer Toy Counter ah-oo-gah auto horn. Same >> metal housing and resonator shape, painted black, with a driver at the >> base and brown cloth braided heavy guage wiring. Just about twice the >> size of the Wurli horn overall. >> >> My question is simply what electricity to run into it to see how it >> sounds? >> >> The label says: >> >> Benjamin Electric Mfg. Co. / Chicago, USA >> No 0367 >> Industrial Signal >> Res of Coils 300 >> Voltage 125 60 >> Current .20 >> >> I hooked it up to 12 v D.C. from a series of two 6 v. lantern >> batteries in the shop and got it to quietly "grunt" a bit, so it seems >> to work. My guess is it will be pretty loud so I've got my ear plugs >> ready! >> >> Dennis James >> Silent Film Concerts > >-- >Tom Hoehn, Organist >http://theatreorgans.com/tomhoehn >Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL >Roaring Twenties Pizza and Pipes (substitute) >First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL >CFTOS/Manasota/OATOS/HiloBay/CIC-ATOS > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: NZ & Oz From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 22:05:01 +1300   >Australia has more than double the head of sheep than New Zealand   If that's true, then Oz has about 90,000,000 of the woolly creatures. Our figures have gone down a bit from the all-time high of about 55,000,000.   > but >the Kiwi's do tend to be a rather sensitive lot in relation to >Australia - as Ross's comment shows. (Any Rugby fans out there will >know another reason for a certain coolness in Trans-Tasman relations).   I don't know about coolness really, though Oz is much more in the bucket = of USA politics than we are. There are indeed many different aspects of = history and geography, politics etc.etc. that make some marked differences in culture, national personality and outlook. It's a bit like the Irish and = the Scots, though: "officially" hate each other's guts, yet when in the = company of anyone from the Northern Hemisphere we are blood brothers and will = defend the other very vigorously.   Yes, NZ cocked-up its chances of co-hosting the rugby World Cup with Oz. Entirely the NZ Rugby Board's fault, and the Board has been replaced. = Heads did roll, blood was spilt, here in NZ.   >I only intended to point out that OZ and New Zealand are most >decidedly NOT the same place - I have already apologised to Ross for the obvious offence he took.   And your apology was thoroughly accepted and all is forgiven :-) It's not that NZers are thin-skinned, but that "joke" implying bestiality isn't really funny at all. Any little person (i.e. NZ among the other nations) tends to want to assert national sovereignty, independence and = the right to existence. We do, and yes, we are sensitive about this sometimes.   One look in the mirror from me and yes, I HAVE to laugh at myself.   Ross