Fire Alarm Device in St. Louis

Issue 8 and Volume 56.

Fire Alarm Device in St. Louis By an ordinance recently passed in the city of St. Louis. Mo., the boundaries of the underground cable district are increased every year. This requires the placing of fire alarm boxes and police telephone boxes on iron pedestals instead of on the wood telegraph poles. When a police telephone box and a fire alarm box are located on the same street intersections they are placed in a newly designed combination box of which the accompanying picture is a photograph. This arrangement saves the placing of two separate boxes on pedestals. The box is three sided with two doors, one for the fire alarm box and the other for the police telephone. The red bulls-eye lantern on the top of the box is flashed from the central police station when the nearest officer is wanted on the telephone. The idea originated with George McD. Johns,…

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