National Geographic : 1916 Feb
Klaxons Shifts Change in Big Munitions Factory THE United States Cartridge Co. of Lowell, Mass., have eliminated waste motion in the operation of their big machines through the use of Klaxon auto mobile horns. For some months they have been working 24 hours a day on war orders. Three shifts of men are employed - each is changed every eight hours. The din of the machines was so great under the increased activities that the gongs and whistles that were formerly used to signal the changing of shifts could not be heard. In their places Klaxon automobile horns were installed. When it is time for the shifts to change, the incoming operators take up their positions behind the men they are to replace. At the sound of the Klaxon the change is made - losing not an instant of time and making it unnecessary to stop the huge machines. The sharp, impelling note of the Klaxon cuts through the din of this heavy machin ery just as it cuts through the noise and rush of street traffic. In both cases it never fails to get instant attention and action. It is this peculiar penetrating quality that has made the Klaxon the most widely used automobile signal made. Its use is so gen eral that most automobile horns have come to be spoken of as Klaxons. In reality there is but one Klaxon and that is made by the Lovell-McConnell Mfg. Co. of Newark, N. J . The only way to be sure a signal is a Klaxon is to look for-andfind-the Klaxon name plate. Did the maker of your car equip it with a Klaxon-or a cheap imitation ? Sup pose you look and see. The name-plate will tell you. C nisiaseplte is .your protection 4gainstsuhbstiutin * 6'85 "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."