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We have several types of sirens and foghorns.

The foghorn or siren 

The sailor on the watch would go to the prow and activate the siren. In order to do this, one needs to pull up and down a lever attached to a bellows. The bellows blow air into the brass cone, thus producing a sound. The standard timing for the foghorn is 5 sounds every 60 seconds, or 5 sounds every 90 seconds. There are several types of foghorns: foghorns in mahogany case, in brass cylinder with piston, etc. They were used on old tall ships until the mid 1900s.


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