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Japanese Air Raid Siren

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"This piece is in great shape. I'm surprised it still works so well. A collector would probably pay around $500 for it."



  • Fact 1: Air raid sirens were installed to notify the public of incoming attacks, primarily during World War II.
  • Fact 2: Chrysler built the world's loudest air raid siren in the 1950s, called the Chrysler Bell Victory Siren, which could be heard from up to 25 miles away.
  • Fact 3: Air raid sirens have been repurposed in times of peace to act as warning systems for natural disasters, such as tsunamis and hurricanes.
  • Fact 4: Sirens can be fully mechanical, "supercharged" electro-mechanical, or fully electric, with mechanical designs dating back to the early 1900s.
  • Fact 5: The most iconic tone created by standard sirens, the "Attack" tone, is the familiar wavering siren wail often heard in movies and video games.

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