Day 15

Fire alarm call box

January 14th, 2012

From what I understand, these old-style call boxes with the handles (the ones that still work, that is) use an ancient mechanically triggered telegraph system to communicate with the Fire Department. Here's a great NY Times article from 1901 about this once cutting-edge technology.

One Comment

  1. Peacefulbird says:

    mechanical system of communication
    makes me wonder what else you’ll find

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