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Curious about "ooooga" horns

I've been told that the "oooga" horn was designed with a purpose. Mine functions perfectly -- a slight push is barely audible, and sounds like some animal in distress. A full push is loud and "animal-like", I suppose. Horses were as common on the road as cars, and I'm told that the design was purposely to not startle horses, and also a subtle reminder to the horseman of ones presence. Is this baloney or a sensible design of horns of the twenties?


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