The Changzhou Bellow Foghorn with a wooden handle is a rare piece that holds historical significance. Additionally, it is a portable air horn that is commonly used along coastal regions to warn vessels of potential navigational hazards. Due to its compact size, it can be easily broken down for transportation and storage.
To operate the bellow, simply stretch out the handles and push inward. As a result, the leather bellow expands with air and upon release, would have produced a loud and intense sound. However, this particular foghorn is no longer operational. On the device, you can spot a small plaque with Chinese characters.
If you are a collector of nautical artifacts, this bellow foghorn would make a remarkable addition to your collection. It would be a great showcase piece, showcasing the unique features of this device. Moreover, its historical value is undeniable, as it was once a vital tool for navigational safety along the coasts.
Total Length with Horn: 21 3/4″
Width: 9 3/4″
Weight: 3 lbs.
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