Conch Horn Roller Shell 5" -6"
Conch horns where used in canals were a main source of transportation, canal boatmen used conch shell horns to let the locktenders know that a mule-drawn boat was approaching a lock. The locktender's job, upon hearing the horn, was to open the lock. This allowed the canal boats to go through different elevations. Those that didn't sound their horn were often fined. These conch shell horns are actual shells on which the spiral tip has been cut off to allow it to be used as a horn. The sound produced is a very loud noise which can carry over great distances. Shells vary in color and size from 5" to 6" These horns are the same as the shell horns we sell except that the large lip has been cut off and are more affordable