The 25th Signature by Rusty Remakes. There is definitely something special about vintage phonograph horns. Many of them come in eye catching shapes and with colorful ornaments. And, the fact that they were made a long time ago with the purpose of being both beautiful and functional, certainly adds some romance and mystique to their appearance.
I had to spend some time before finding this piece – an Edison phonograph horn bell of convenient size that also had the nice GEM logo printed on the side in gold. I wanted to combine the horn with something else in black and decided to go with a magnificent vintage pulley that I found in Chicago, Illinois. This extraordinary piece is a unique early 20th century pierced metal design single sheave pulley, salvaged from the Conway clutch factory in Cincinnati, Ohio. The pulley is paired with a black, restored chain.
By letting the cable run up into the pulley and then down again in a 45 degree angle, another interesting shape was created, giving the whole design yet another dimension. In order to create a solution for adjusting the height of the horn and keeping it in place, an American vintage crosby was brought back to light and put to new use.
This tall, dark and handsome stranger exudes mystery, confidence and attitude and will turn any room into a presidential chamber.