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Vintage Celestion British Police Car / Motorcycle Siren Loudspeaker

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Vintage Celestion British Police Car / Motorcycle Siren Loudspeaker

This Vintage Celestion British Police Car / Motorcycle Siren Loudspeaker is a wonderful relic of police siren history.
In good used condition with some paint loss, and scratches and blemishes commensurate with age and use. Just the thing for the garage or classic police car/motorcycle! We haven’t tested the loudspeaker.

Please note that we do not have the rest of the siren assembly drive unit available to accompany the loudspeaker. The complete vintage siren assemblies are quite rare, and sell in excess of £300 if you are lucky enough to find one, but it is often the loudspeaker that is missing. This item is effectively a weatherproof loudspeaker that acts as the emitter for the siren. Connection is by the socket on the rear of the loudspeaker. The connector needs to go to the siren drive unit, itself an oscillator that provides the 'pee-paw' police tone.

Summary:

  • White Painted Grey metal (aluminium?) and steel
  • Numbered AW/ 194901
  • Manufactured by Celestion 
  • Waterproof locking connector
  • Fixing bracket

Approximate Dimensions:–

  • Face Width: 12.8cm (5")
  • Back Diameter: 7.2 cm 
  • Depth including connector: 11 cm
  • Height including fixing bracket (but not the bolt/screw):- 11.8 cm

It dates to the 1960s: the predecessor to the external loudspeaker siren was the mechanical bell, typically by Winkworth. Today’s police cars use electronic sirens.

This type of loudspeaker was often mounted on the car roof, radiator grille, front bumper or front wing. The one we have for sale is composed of white painted metal but you could also find unpainted versions.

Just think, this loudspeaker may have sat on a Ford Zodiac or Zephyr police car or there again a Jaguar Mark 2, a Norton Motorcycle or even a Daimler Dart SP250!

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