type determination of Dikkers Triton

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type determination of Dikkers Triton

Postby patina » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:10 am

Hi all,

Recently I acquired a small horn (see attached picture). Although the makers shield is very faint, I think it is a Dikkers Triton. The only other mark is a number: 62476A
Unfortunately, I am not able to figure out the exact type and date of production.
Can anyone help with that? What sources on the internet could I use?

Thanks in advance for your reactions.

Kind regards,

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Dikkers Triton
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Re: type determination of Dikkers Triton

Postby rjk » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:19 am

You may be able to read it better if you do a carbon rubbing. Put some paper over the logo, and then use the side of a sharpened pencil to rub the paper where the logo is. With luck, you might be able to discover what the logo is and other information from the tag.

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Re: type determination of Dikkers Triton

Postby patina » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:12 pm

Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately I am not able to retrieve any more info with that method.
The makers shield is worn to a smooth surface.
Guided by color differences I can deduce that the shield was originally equal to the one on the foto attached.
So it is a Triton from Dikkers. Now I would like to know the production date/era and type. Any ideas?

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Re: type determination of Dikkers Triton

Postby Bighornshunter » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:53 pm

Good morning Rob,

What you have there is effectively a Triton horn, made by Dikkers, Hengelo, Netherlands.
This is the 100mm version.
There is a 75, a 150, a 200, a 300 and a 400. I own all of them but the 400 in my collection.
In dutch, this is a "Scheepshoorn"

Dikkers used to be a large plumbing company. Like Leslie, it used to manufacture valves, tubes, gauges...
Everything for the massive steam industry before WWII.
They built some steam whistles too and I have scanned a brochure that I just posted int hte relevant section.
Dikkers Triton Catalogus - 002_resize.jpg

The 100mm horn had two versions, train and ship. This one is the ship horn.
Triton horns are the Deutch version of the Tyfon.
This horn has been widely built for SP barges, tow boats and small freighters.
Production range can be set from the late 40' to the early 70'.
They are rather easy to find on the dutch version of Craiglist for prices around 100 Euros.

I hope it helps.

Kind regards.

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