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Tyfon Fog Horn brass hand operated

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Postby flagstaff » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:20 pm


Hello I am looking for information on a small (18") hand operated brass fog horn. The brand is Tyfon made in Sweden by Kockums MLK Verkstad- patent or serial number 282588. The unit appears to need oil to operate. I would like to know if any one can tell me the type of oil to use and any other information would be great.
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Postby Fred » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:39 am


http://www.kockumsonics.com/nostalgia/p ... no.672.pdf

They recommend using something like "sewing machine oil"

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Postby Fred » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:04 am


Two reasons for the oil.
1) To lubricate and stop the pump washer from sticking.
2) To keep the leather supple,which gave a better seal and hopefully stop it splitting.

When I first started as keeper a hand operated air pump was used to pressurise the paraffin container tank to force feed the paraffin to the vapouriser.
I saw leather washers sitting in oil and was told it keeps them supple,just in case you needed to change one?

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Postby Fred » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:27 pm


In your question you stated Kockums "MLK" Verkstad

According to:-
http://www.shiphorns.com/faketyfons.html

it should be "MEK" and I'm afraid this would make yours a reproduction or fake fog horn

Certainly the pamphlet shows MEK

Commiserations if so - Fred
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Postby flagstaff » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:37 pm


Yes I did find out it is counterfiet, but I did not pay that much for it ($25) and it does work and the grand kids like to play with it. Thank you for the info on the oil.
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Postby LighthouseNews » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:01 am


From looking at the info on it that Fred posted, there were quite a few replicas made in the middle of the last century. So, maybe it's not the original antique one, but something from the 1950s is getting darn close to antique status. Trust me on this one...I know. :(
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Postby Fred » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:09 am


As long as it works is the main thing

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Postby Qwentin » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:45 am


Good advice remains good for a long time. And even today it is topical.
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Postby mary » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:23 pm


I have adquired a Brass Fog Horn18" to the brash part it has a wood base and it reads: Kockums Mek Verstad, Tade Tyfon Mark 33555 Malmo Sweden., can somebody tell me how much it would be the value of this Horn now please? :D
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Postby michal » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:15 pm


I agree to mary of this post.This one is made of brass and stands 13 inches tall. ... Vintage Faraday Hand Operated Ship's Fog Horn WWII Navy 24" BRASS KOCKUMS TYFON FOG HORN ...
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