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Small Portable Wehrmacht Siren - how many variations ?

Article about: Picked up this wehrmacht siren from the military collectors club meeting on Saturday night. Its fully functional made by the firm HELIN 1939 and has waffen ampt stamp - WaA 588. The first si

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    I have one too! It is missing the cover and strap. It does work and I note the little toggle switch in the horn controls the volume. NH

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    Came across a picture of another type of hand-held portable siren - certainly a variation - being used by a German infantryman
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    Hi Alec
    That certainly is another variation I have never come across. Thanks for showing.

    Martin

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    good evening...i have an hand sirene as yours but with no Waffen Amt...may be was for civil use??
    Thanks a lot

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    this is mine I cleaned up ( resurrected ) a few years ago. The handle was missing so I turned a new one up on the lathe from nylon...... does the job and boy, is it loud when you crank the sucker up!

    Cheers, Dan
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    How does it sound? Might be fun to park outside an OAP home one night and wind 'er up to see the old folk cr@p themselves.

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    " its the blitz Mavis, the blitz I tell you! !!"
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I've seen a couple of pull chain models, but I think they were more of a Luftschutz item.

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    This siren has just turned up from a collection, it works really well and looks pretty good as well. But its not as good as the example I have already so will go onto the shelf awaiting a new owner. I would have kept it in the old days but as the years have gone on I have slowly come to realise I can't keep it all. And I am sure someone out there would appreciate it. Before it goes I thought I would show it as they don't turn up all that often.
    All the best from Jersey,
    D
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    I'd like to see one of these to hear what they sound like. Might be fun to go in my front yard at 2 AM and try it.

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