Welcome to the Siren Board! 3.3.6

This section is for discussing any type of warning device that is not specifically an outdoor warning siren.
Such as factory alarms, whistles, fire horns, fire engine sirens, fog horns, etc..
Greetings from Western NY! I recently acquired a Federal Electric Co. Type 20 industrial horn. It's been a long time since the horn has been used and I'm interested in testing it out. Before I do, I have a few questions. Here are a couple photos the horn and it's data tag:



From what I can tell, it says:
Volts: 110
Current: DC
Type: 20
Serial No.: 25CY

Question #1: Is the serial number really "25CY", or are they indicating something else? "25CY" makes me think 25 cycles, which would be a characteristic of AC power. There's a good chance the factory this horn came from received 25 cycle AC power from Niagara Falls, which is only 20 miles away.

Question #2: If this horn really needs 110VDC, what's the best way to get this power? 110VDC is tough to come by these days.

Question #3: What are the chances this will run at 110VAC? That would be ideal! :)

Here's a photo of the internals, if that helps any:


Thanks in advance for any help!


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