The "Danish" Diaphone

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The "Danish" Diaphone

Post by fergus » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:30 am

I have now received my Diaphone, very nice horn. I will do some minor repairs to it, to get it to work, but will keep the patina on the horn for now. Maybe later it will be polished and painted.
All 3 gaskets is misssing, should be easy to make. Yeasterday I got the cylinder out of the housing, made a puller tool for this opration, and yes it kind of popped out of the housing. All internal parts looks OK, just needs cleaning and then it will be put back together.
It seem that this forum is very "slow" only a few post in a years time. Has the interest dissapered ?
Erik
Here is a few photos:
Diaphone1.jpg
Diaphone cylinder2.jpg

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Re: The "Danish" Diaphone

Post by fergus » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:23 am

A little information about the history of this Diaphone. According to the seller, this horn is one of two installed on the old fire department building in Torrington Connecitcut.
This fire house was built in 1900 and was in use until 1980. The building still stand and is now used by a small brewery :D
I have found a photo from 1986 where the two Diaphones can be seen on the rear of the building.
If someone have more informaion about the two horns, please let me know.
Erik
Torrington 2020 .jpg
Torrington 2020 ?
Torrington 1986.png
Torrington 1986

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Re: The "Danish" Diaphone

Post by Truckie6119 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:16 pm

Glad to see another one saved đź‘Ť

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Re: The "Danish" Diaphone

Post by Truckie6119 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:17 pm

How does the piston look?

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Re: The "Danish" Diaphone

Post by Jim » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:02 pm

There is some more info from Fergus on this horn in the Welcome section.
Could it be included here?

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Re: The "Danish" Diaphone

Post by fergus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:08 am

Truckie6119 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:17 pm
How does the piston look?
The aluminium piston looks OK, see photo:
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Piston

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