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Corbett's and Goldfeder's Trivia Questions and Answers--2002

02/18/2002
Week of 12/30/02Q: Fire apparatus have used warning lights for many years. Many might remember the enclosed Twinsonic lightbar. How did the idea of a lightbar with multiple reflectors come about? Who developed the idea?A: Many might remember the twin beacon rays on a crossbar with a chrome siren. Earl Gossweiler, a senior engineer with Federal, noticed synchronous reflections from the chrome speaker as the beacons spun around. This is where he came up with the idea for the Twinsonic--a reflective-style enclosed lightbar.Week of 12/23/02Q: Federal Signal Corporation is the manufacturer of the mechanical Q siren. Where did Federal first get the idea for it?A: Federal Signal (then Federal En...

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