Vintage Automotive Horns and Antique Publications Lead Sale of Francis Tarzian Estate of Automobilia & CollectiblesJul 30, 2022 10:30 PDT
In a bygone era, the earliest motor vehicles were equipped with brass bulb horns, a sound-making device used to alert pedestrians and animals. A boa constrictor snake head was a classic design in these horns. With its strange serpentine look, the horn would prompt people to swiftly get out of the way. A vintage automotive brass horn with squeeze blub is a key highlight of Turner Auctions’ Francis Tarzian Estate of Automobilia & Collectibles sale. With a boa constrictor snake head and tongue, the horn comprises a tapering flexible tube measuring five to six feet. Another antique piece is an Edison Mazda lamp store display and light bulbs. Consisting of 12 lamps for varied bulb types, each socket is independently switched and made of lithograph sheet metal. General Electric (GE) used the Mazda trademark name in the US from 1909 to 1945.
Two antique collections also lead the automobilia listings. One comprises a set of old-time publications including Automobile Trade Journal (1918), an antique Ford brochure (1923), and Traction Engines Worth Modeling by Floyd Clymer (1952). The other top lot is an interesting assortment of vintage irons by Siddons, Asbestos and Paulsen Co. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Turner Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles, Pop Culture (201)
# of Lots:201
Price Range:$60 - $1,200
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Brass Boa Constrictor Horn. Snake Head with tapering tube, brackets and squeeze bulb|| Estimate: |
|Republic Truck Authorized Service Sign|| Estimate: |
|GE Edison Mazda Lamp Store Display and antique light bulbs|| Estimate: |
|Automobile Magazines, 1923 Ford Brochure, Hoover Potato Machinery Catalog|| Estimate: |
|SAD Irons: Siddons 7 R Asbestos brand 72-A; Asbestos brand single ended (no #); Paulsen Co. M4; only mark is 7|| Estimate: |