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Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Other titles
    fog horn
  • Description
    fog horn, wood case, painted brown with leather handstrap on top, beaten copper horn on one side with brass mount, wood and brass handle on other side, two small metal plates on each end

    1 ship’ s fog horn
    maker unknown, New Zealand, date unknown
    wood, leather, copper, brass, 378 x 560 x 398 mm
    1998.60.184 Castle 281

    The fog horn is sounded by the cranking the handle which works a set of bellows inside the box.
  • Other Number
    281, 1998.60.184
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    10 October 1998
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness


  • Credit
    The Zillah Castle and Ronald Castle Collection of Musical Instruments, (281), collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1998.60.184
  • Collection
  • Production
    not known (instrument maker)
    New Zealand
  • Signature/marks
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length (approximate) : 378mm
      (length 378 x width 560 x depth 398 mm)
    • 0 - Whole width : 560mm
    • 0 - Whole depth : 398mm
  • Classification
    Hornbostel-Sachs (Nomenclature)
    › 4 Aerophones (Category)
  • Classification Documents
    Systematik der Musikinstrumente (Primary Title)
    'Systematik der Musikinstrumente' Zeitschrift fur Ethnologie (Other Title)
    Hornbostel and Sachs
    [Germany]  (Place of Publication)
    1914  (Article)
  • Record created
    3 February 1999

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