Dumaguete Civil Defense Mechanical Air Siren Single-Tone World War 2
Dumaguete has an civil ordinance that requires that minors are off the street by 10 p.m. So on one of my visits to Dumaguete, I was startled awake by the blare of an air raid siren! I asked around and found out that a repurposed air raid mechanical siren was used as a way of letting the city population know that it’s time for minors to go home. It’s loud and can be heard from most of Dumaguete.
In this video, I attempt to get as close as was aloud to the air siren. Hopefully next time, I’ll see if it’s possible to get up in the covered shelter area where it’s located to read some manufactured info from metal tag attached. One thing for sure… It sure does look old. I seems to be a single-tone siren. Possibly from World War II where these types of defense air sirens were needed to help warn of an air strike. Seems to be repurposed for civil defense and civil obedience. Possibly a Carter from the early 40’s? Comment below if you know the origins.
Please enjoy the video and if you know more about this Air Siren (Is it really WW II era?) please let me know.
Also, if you ever get a chance to visit Dumaguete, Philippines please do! It’s really a very cool place to visit and most definitely a small city with friendly people.