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Re: A LOOK BACK.
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Re: A LOOK BACK.
« Reply #466 on: January 29, 2020, 09:35:33 PM »
OLD AIR RAID SIREN... All NYC FHs had these on the roof from WW2 into the 60s when they stopped placing them on newly built FHs ....ours on Siegel St remained functional up till the day we moved in Aug '71.... other old FHs still had them hooked up quite awhile after ....a button in the HW activated it...in the old bell system 13-3-13 meant the HW was supposed to blow the siren to signal an Air Raid to warn the neighborhood...the signal 13-4-13 meant blow it to signal All Clear to the neighborhood....luckily there was never an Air Raid in NYC.....in later years (before Handy Talkies ) it was sometime used if a FF was sent to the store around the corner & a Run came in the HW would give the button a quick push & the resulting growl would alert the shopping FF to run back to QTRS......     
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