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The klaxophone is a musical instrument created by the American composer Henry Fillmore. Made of twelve car horns, it was created for use in his march The Klaxon: March of the Automobiles, which was composed in 1929 for the 1930 Cincinnati Automobile Show.[1][2] This piece featured the instrument mounted onto a table and powered by a car battery.[3]


  1. ^ "Oregon Symphonic Band - Spring Concert 2011 - Program Notes". Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Schwartz, Ed. "Klaxophone", OnMusic Dictionary. Accessed January 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Anderson, Douglas D. "James Henry Fillmore", The Hymns and Carols of Christmas, April 30, 2007. Accessed June 13, 2007.