Author Topic: Lucas Altette Car horns on A10s  (Read 998 times)

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Re: Lucas Altette Car horns on A10s
« Reply #30 on: 24.08. 2018 09:34 »
Will you horn experts tell me which model I have?

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Re: Lucas Altette Car horns on A10s
« Reply #31 on: 24.08. 2018 09:50 »
Will you horn experts tell me which model I have?

You have a “type c” Lucas hf1234 (flat bezel, rippled tone disc, tone adjuster screw on the back). Urban myth has it that their should not be “Altette” stamped on the bezel but where the rivet counters get that info I don’t know  *smile*

Note the “type a/b/c” is not as far as I know a Lucas descriptor, just an indication of what year they were made, as the design of the Altette changed through the years. Type c is thought to be circa 1953 onwards.
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Re: Lucas Altette Car horns on A10s
« Reply #32 on: 24.08. 2018 12:42 »
No well I didn't do it although the Lucas and Altette stamps in this one look rather tasty. Other than that pleasingly like my copy. Slightly concerned that the shiney black centre looks better than my matt silver but I can change that at aother time.
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Re: Lucas Altette Car horns on A10s
« Reply #33 on: 24.08. 2018 17:37 »
Will you horn experts tell me which model I have?

You have a “type c” Lucas hf1234 (flat bezel, rippled tone disc, tone adjuster screw on the back). Urban myth has it that their should not be “Altette” stamped on the bezel but where the rivet counters get that info I don’t know  *smile*

Note the “type a/b/c” is not as far as I know a Lucas descriptor, just an indication of what year they were made, as the design of the Altette changed through the years. Type c is thought to be circa 1953 onwards.
Thanks KiwiGF. So it may be the original for this bike. I have another horn in my box of bits. I'll dig it out and ask you about that one later.