The Daily Telegraph




It is pleasing to record that the motor-making industry is now well settled down to production, with the result that the public will find less difficulty in procuring what they need in vehicles and their accessorie­s. At the same time the public must not expect to find any great change in the main details of car constructi­on, as the tendency of makers to alter their models every year is passing. The manufactur­ers of accessorie­s, however, are keener in offering novelties in various lines, some of which may be adopted by car makers to form part of the standard equipment. Electric horns are practicall­y a standard accessary to the modern car, and are actuated by a press-button placed according to the fancy of the owner, the coachbuild­er, or the maker of the complete vehicle. In all its situations, even on the steering-wheel itself, its position in relation to the hand is continuall­y changing when one is driving. Messrs. Brown Brothers, realising that there was room for improvemen­t, are now marketing the “Eural” horn operator, which consists of a light ring placed inside and concentric­ally with the steering-wheel, in such a position that the thumb of either hand slightly extended falls naturally on it and by a slight pressure sounds the horn. It is such a simple device that one wonders it was not adopted from the beginning of fitting these electrical horns. It is not only efficient in its action, but tends to lessen any danger that might arise through the driver having to take one hand off the steeringwh­eel in what motorists describe as “a tight place.”

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