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Started by 24th_infantry , Sep 09 2012 01:26 PM

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#1 24th_infantry

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

Picked up a hand-crank air raid siren a few months back. Came with the snap-on cover and carry strap. 90% finish left on it and loud as heck. Got it for 125 bucks and felt like that was a good deal.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

Pretty cool! Do a U-tube video and lets hear what it sounds like.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:14 PM

That's the Federal Electric gas attack siren. With the OD paint abnd the canvas case I would expect it to sell for over $400 on ebay It is military, not civilian by the way, although after the war a lot of them were repainted for civilian use.

Here's one on youtube

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

Pretty cool! Do a U-tube video and lets hear what it sounds like.


Ha! I love the idea!! I'll try to get a buddy to record and post it because I have no idea how to do that stuff. A friend borrowed it before and cranked it at midnight, I heard it a quarter mile away.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:31 PM

Those have been going for 200 without covers and straps lately on ebay. There are about 5 on ebay now under federal and air raid siren. There are a few for higher prices also. Been watching them for 3 months waiting to findd one under a 100. I found on listed for 50 ending soon I am bidding on for our airshow in a few weeks

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:32 AM

Those have been going for 200 without covers and straps lately on ebay. There are about 5 on ebay now under federal and air raid siren. There are a few for higher prices also. Been watching them for 3 months waiting to findd one under a 100. I found on listed for 50 ending soon I am bidding on for our airshow in a few weeks


Good luck on scoring it!

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

I could avoid jail maybe 30 minutes if I had one of those.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

I have one of these and mine isn't as loud as the one in the video. Anything I can do about that?

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

Just got one for 84 dollars on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1497.l2649

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:24 PM

Just got one for 84 dollars on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1497.l2649


Last time I sold one with the OD color and original canvas case it sold for over $400 - having them in original condition makes a big difference.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

None on ebay lately have had the covers and this ones in bad shape but it will work for me.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:29 PM

That's the Federal Electric gas attack siren. With the OD paint abnd the canvas case I would expect it to sell for over $400 on ebay It is military, not civilian by the way, although after the war a lot of them were repainted for civilian use.

Here's one on youtube



I would sell mine in a heart beat for $400 and it has the cover.

Scares the hell out of the hispanic neigbors :lol:

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

Scares the hell out of the hispanic neigbors :lol:

RD.......Can I borrow it!! :lol:

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

Jack are you out of Santa Maria? If so I can let you borrow this one as I am down there a bit

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

Tractor,
No....I'm in San Diego, we're about 5 hours apart.
I just wanted to go out real early and have that siren screaming as I drive past Home Depot!! :laughing1: :devil:

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

I know what you mean. I used to live in Huntington Beach.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

I've always wanted one of them.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:56 PM

  • I just found one of these in an antique shop owned by a friend. I'd never seen one before so I have it on hold. It's by Federal Electric and painted OD. I can see now that the handle has been replaced but the price was right. It's just one of those odd ball items you have to grab when you see it. Now I'm looking forward to grabbing it.



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