site is dedicated to one of the great wonders of the outdoor warning
world. Thus far it remains the premier site for all
things Gamewell Diaphone!
the Diaphone was originally made and still used as a fog signal,
this site is primarily dedicated to it's use as a municipal/public
warning device as designed by the Gamewell Corporation. Additional
information was included relating to the fog signal design for reference
and historical purposes.
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horns are used at fire stations and municipal buildings all over the country to alert the
public and firemen that there was an emergency, recall hospital
workers, and enforce curfews. Coded "honks"
or blasts are sent out. The number of honks tell the firemen
what they have, and quite often where the incident is located.
These horns were also used as air raid signals during times of
war. They are popular in the North Eastern States, particularly in Mass., as the Gamewell Company was
located in Newton Mass.
to avid Diaphone owners and enthusiasts, we are steadily increasing
the knowledge base about this horn. If you have any information, please
contribute it by using the link to the left. All pictures, sound files, technical and historical information
welcomed. If you know the name of a city or a fire department that
still has and or uses one, please let me know also. If I have
any information that is incorrect or questionable, please let me
know. If I use info or items that you submit and you want credit,
let me know also.
you cannot get enough Diaphone here, there is a discussion board for Diaphone
enthusiasts! Please see the Diaphone
Forum to register.
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