Gamewell Northern Electric Fire Alarm Box Victoria City, Victoria. Gamewell Fire alarm box made by Northern Electric in Canada. Complete working unit with key. A fire alarm box, fire alarm call box, or fire alarm pull box is a device used for notifying a fire department of a fire. Typically installed on street corners, they were the main means of summoning firefighters before the general availability of telephones. When the box is activated by turning a knob or pulling a hook, a spring- loaded wheel turns, tapping out a pulsed electrical signal corresponding to the box's number. A receiver at fire headquarters annunciates the pulses through flashing lights or tones, or via a pen recorder, and the box number is matched to a list of box locations.
In modern installations a computer receives and translates the pulses; in unmanned installations in small communities, the box number may be sounded out by a horn or bell audible community- wide. Though still in wide use, many communities have removed them, relying instead of the widespread availability of landline and (especially) cellular telephones.
Gamewell Fire alarm box made by Northern Electric in Canada. Complete working unit with key. A fire alarm box, fire alarm call box, or fire alarm pull box is a device. Find great deals on eBay for gamewell fire box and gamewell fire alarm box. Shop with confidence. News: UPDATE: Transferring. It is an American-made Gamewell box and not a Northern Electric box but it was made by Gamewell for the Canadian market as it has a UL.
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