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East German Test Siren, c.1960s


Ostolgie, anyone? Silver painted siren from East Germany by company IMI from around the 1960s.

A nostalgic piece that brings to mind the stark reality of life in East Germany during the 1950s and 1960s. The haunting sound of the DDR (German Democratic Republic) during the Cold War was a typical part of East German life. They were mass produced by the company IMI, as Siemens was on the other side of the wall. The sound is recognizable even today, as its long drawn out wail is used in house and electronic music.

It measures 8 inches in diameter and stands 8 inches tall. Weighs 6 lbs. 12 1/4 oz.


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