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On The Platform
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:53:25 PM »
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On The Platform
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Re: On The Platform
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 01:40:00 PM »
I believe the dispatcher in the photo is Abe Silberberg. He was working in the Manhattan CO when the great blackout in the Northeastern United States happened.

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Re: On The Platform
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 12:40:32 AM »
Bronx CO Fall 1967






That center pic.- the good old Card file?

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Re: On The Platform
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 07:23:00 AM »

 Wow !  :o Ancient Technology. [and the whole operation ran more smoothly than
  it does Now.]   ;)

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Re: On The Platform
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 03:45:13 PM »
The picture does indeed show the bin containing the running assignment cards for the Bronx. It also may have contained cards for Upper Manhattan boxes. There was a Manhattan-Bronx Interborough telegraph circuit. You would have to ask one of the oldtimers if the Bronx dispatcher could transmit a signal on the Manhattan primary and secondary alarm circuits and vice versa. Remember, Manhattan and the Bronx shared the same borough preliminary signal (6-6) and had no overlapping fire alarm box numbers.

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Re: On The Platform
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 09:00:40 PM »
The picture does indeed show the bin containing the running assignment cards for the Bronx. It also may have contained cards for Upper Manhattan boxes. There was a Manhattan-Bronx Interborough telegraph circuit. You would have to ask one of the oldtimers if the Bronx dispatcher could transmit a signal on the Manhattan primary and secondary alarm circuits and vice versa. Remember, Manhattan and the Bronx shared the same borough preliminary signal (6-6) and had no overlapping fire alarm box numbers.

 At one time Manhattan and the Bronx shared the same radio frequency, 154.25 MHz, before the Bronx went on with Staten Island, 154.19 mhz.

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Re: On The Platform
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 09:41:01 AM »
If you look over the dispatcher's left arm, you'll see a rectangular case containing multiple buttons (replacing Morse telegraph keys) to acknowledge in service taps (2-3) from the firehouse. Above that is a telegraph register and take-up reel which appears original issue(1910-1920). To the right is a borough radio microphone, a telephone probably purchased by Mayor LaGuardia, and an early iteration of a borough status board.....of course unused.

 

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