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Is it a horn or a Klaxon?
The Klaxon was a brand of alarm/horn that went AAAOOOGAH. I have been unable to find any video or audio or even pictures of Fillmore's original, but from what i saw of Albarn's, it was just a series of honks. Like what seals used to play in the cartoons. Shouldn't it be a series of AAAOOOGAHs to be really called a Klaxophone, seeing as "The Klaxophone is an instrument that makes use of the klaxon's unique sound." 188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:33, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Does it exist at all?
According to the program notes cited by the first footnote, the Oregon Symphonic Band substituted French horns for the "klaxophone" when it performed Fillmore's march. None of the references mentions an existing "klaxophone". I submit that the "klaxophone" was not a musical instrument at all, but merely an array of electrical horns, assembled for a single purpose, and never produced commercially or played regularly. Unless there is evidence that more than one "klaxophone" ever existed, that somebody regularly plays it, that anybody ever played it other than in the band that premiered Fillmore's march, that more than one piece of music has called for it, etc., I submit that it is nothing but a novelty, and does not merit an article on Wikipedia. J. D. Crutchfield | Talk 20:41, 20 April 2015 (UTC)