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Re: FIRE ALARM BOXES
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 06:16:22 PM »
Here's the finished box and pedestal. Sorry about the sideways image


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Re: FIRE ALARM BOXES
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 06:16:22 PM »

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Re: FIRE ALARM BOXES
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2017, 09:46:16 PM »
Lookin' good, Deano.  ;)
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Re: FIRE ALARM BOXES
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2017, 10:48:38 PM »
Yes Ray, it came out great.

Nice job there Deano.

If that box could talk, I'm sure it could tell some stories. And I'm sure, it never let anybody down. It did the job it was supposed to do for many years.

Any info on the box number or what street corner it was from ?

I have two pull boxes. A different style though from the FDNYs.

One box is from the main intersection of downtown Bridgeport, Ct. It is Box 38 and was located at Main St and Fairfield Ave. I guess that would be considered Bridgeport's Times Square.

The other is from Norwich, Ct. It is Box 226, Main and Palmer St.

Both cities did away with the pull boxes in the 1980s.

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Re: FIRE ALARM BOXES
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 07:23:13 PM »
The coded telegraph wheel is Box 24, most likely Brooklyn at the corner of DuPont & Franklin, the pedestal's original location is unknown. I bought the pedestal from a fellow in Long Island, he had a warehouse with about 30 of them. I basically did a process of elimination....When I got the box I found out that the outer shell for Manhattan box 24 was still mounted without any guts, Queens box 24 is for a pipeline location and Staten Island box 24 was still in use. I was wondering when this style first came into use, I asked g-man but, he didn't know. Thanks guys for the nice comments
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Re: FIRE ALARM BOXES
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2018, 09:59:02 PM »
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