I snatched it up from an antiques market nearby for $10 and I knew exactly what I planned to do with it straight off the bat.
Doesn't it look like and iphone speaker/amplifier to you?
Ok, how about now?
And it works! It almost doubles the sound output of the iphone speaker and it's pretty. Sold!
I started by trimming the extra length off both the horn and the pvc tube.
Then, with the end caps on the pvc, I neatly (ha!) traced approximately where my phone would sit.
I placed the piece in my vice and used a drill to open up the slot.
After drilling, I used a file and sandpaper to smooth out the opening and make it just right for my phone to sit in. I also used a fine sandpaper over all the exposed pvc and end caps to remove any markings and shine. Eventually, I ended up with this:
All that was left was putting this together with my cool horn.
How fun is it that a few cheap pieces of PVC and an old horn can turn into this?
I love the idea reusing something probably close to 100 years old to enhance a piece of modern technology. Are you swooning with me?