Edison Uses Klaxons to Warn Men of Fire (Apr, 1916)
Edison Uses Klaxons to Warn Men of Fire
A LITTLE more than a year ago the big plant of the Edison Storage Battery Company of East Orange, N.J., burned to the ground.
If another fire should occur today the alarm would be sounded with thirty Klaxon automobile horns in-stalled in various parts of the buildings to warn the employees.
The Klaxons which are a part of the Edison Fire Alarm System are the same kind that Mr. Edison uses on his personal automobiles and that are used today by more than 600,000 other automobilists.
So general is the use of the Klaxon that the word has come to mean “auto horn”—and many horns that are not Klaxons are sold as Klaxons to unsuspecting motorists. The way to be sure is to look for—and find—the Klaxon Name-plate.
There is a Klaxon for every kind and size of automobile—for trucks, motor-cycles and motor-boats—from the Hand Klaxonet at $4 to the large Klaxon at $20.
Klaxons are made only by the Lovell-McConnell Mfg. Co., Newark, N. J.
LIFT THE HOOD AND SEE IF THE HORN ON YOUR CAR BEARS THE KLAXON NAME-PLATE.