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Daboll fog trumpet

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Postby cdietze » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:56 am


Hello lighthouse community,
I am a sound engineer by trade. An architect I've recently worked with is now working on plans for restoring an unspecified lighthouse, and asked me if I had any knowledge of the Daboll Fog Trumpet. I've found that it is a reed horn driven by compressed air, with the largest being some 17 feet long. I am seeking more specific information as far as pictures, diagrams, specifications, etc. which I can send to the architect. There's some possibility that they may try to re-create one.
Thanks!
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:04 pm


While fog signals are a passion of mine, I have yet to come across any plans or specifications for the Daboll trumpet.

The patent can be found and downloaded at:
http://www.google.com/patents/about?id= ... ll+trumpet
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Postby Fred » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:45 pm


If you visit places like :-

http://www.uslhs.org/national_archives/ ... ipment.htm

it will give you an idea of size of reed and trumpet etc.
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