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Fail-Safe Siren System

Installation of a “Fail-Safe” radio-controlled siren alerting system in Fauquier County, Va., is said to be a first of its kind. By its use, a central dispatcher located in Warrenton, Va., may blow any or all sirens of county volunteer fire departments and then quickly receive radio confirmation that the sirens are actually blowing.

Engineered and installed by Mobile Communications, Inc. of Silver Spring, Md., the system employs General Electric radio base stations, Secode Corp. digital encoders and decoders and a sequential delay relay circuit designed and manufactured by Mobile Communications. The system operates on 46.50 me and permits sirens to be blown steadily, intermittently or in civil defense “wailing.”

Medium-Duty Alternator

Leece-Neville Co., 1374 East 51st Street, Cleveland 3, Ohio, has introduced a new 40-ampere alternator for automotive vehicles. Known as the 6000 Series, it is claimed the unit will deliver 5 to 10 amps at curb idle and is available for 12-volt and 6-volt systems.

Demonstrate Warning Horns

Falcon Alarm Co., Inc., 243 Broad Street, Summit, N. J., distributors of Clark-Cooper air horns, is now using a mobile air horn demonstrator. It is believed to be the first unit of its kind to test municipal warning horns on the site of intended installations. A gasolinedriven compressor and air storage tank have been mounted in a small automobile trailer. Air horns can then be operated and mounted on a test stand in the trailer, or through a flexible hose at distances up to 100 feet from the compressor.

Alco-Lite Utility Ladder

Aluminum Ladder Co., 32 West Darlington Street Extension, Florence, S. C., has introduced a new Alco-Lite selfsupporting industrial rolling ladder. Employing a 24-foot or 28-foot all-aluminum or fiberglass extension ladder and mounted on pick-up truck, it provides a utility unit for servicing overhead wires, lights, etc., on poles.

Winco Stand-by Generator

Wincharger Corp., Sioux City 2, Iowa, has announced its “91” Series of highcapacity stand-by generators. Powered by a 2-cylinder gasoline engine, it is said to provide up to 9,000 watts of 230/115-volt a.c. current.

Ferno Low-Headroom Cot

Femo Manufacturing Co., Greenfield, Ohio, has introduced a new ambulance cot which is claimed to permit patients to be transported in a sitting position in cars with less than 35-inch headroom. Called Model 27, it is said to be one-man operated with a unique leg-fold for quick ambulance loading.

Exhibits at Poznan

American LaFrance, Division of Sterling Precision Corporation, Elmira. N. Y., and LaFrance Export Corporation cooperated in a joint participation at the 30th Poznan (Poland! International Trade Fair, June 11-25. Their outdoor exhibit and demonstration were part of the official United States Exhibition.

The theme of the U. S. display was “Industrial Progress, Safety and Quality Control.” More than 100 different fire protection products were displayed by American LaFrance. In addition, in the open-air arena adjoining, the company demonstrated the latest fire fighting techniques using its products, under the direction of a representative of American LaFrance, Ward Hamm, who trained and supervised Polish nationals in the operation of the equipment.

New Fire Detector

Standard Fire .Alarm & Signal, Inc., 100 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pa., is marketing the Reddi-Eye automatic fire alarm, a fire-detection and warning unit for homes, offices, stores, etc. Said to be UL listed, it is activated by duPont Freon and has a glass eye visual monitor which indicates the state of charge. It is available in 136“ F and 174“ F ratings.

Snorkel Glove

Edmont Inc., 1274 Walnut Street, Coshocton, Ohio, is marketing its Snorkel glove claimed to be liquid-proof with a nonslip grip. Vinyl-coated with a fabric lining, it is available in knit-wrist or gauntlet styles.

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Mask Amplifier

A miniature voice amplifier for use in gas masks and other breathing apparatus is now in production at Chem print Corporation, Menlo Park, Calif. Called Chemprint Mark III miniature voice amplifier, it is said to completely eliminate the muffling effect of the mask and to restore the voice of the wearer to normal volume and intelligibilitv.

Plastic Box Identifiers

National Marker Corp., 225 WampaI noag Trail, East Providence 15, R. I., has introduced Plazmark, a flexible sheet plastic identifier for fire alarm boxes. Available in 10, 20 or 30-yard rolls and 26-inch width, it is said to have a highly reflective silver and red embossed surface with the word “Fire” in silver against the red background. Claimed to be fade-resistant and weatherproof, it is said to be easily cut to length and stapled in place.

Improved Mask Canister

Mine Safety Appliances Corp., 201 North Braddock, Pittsburgh 8, Pa., has announced an increase in moisture tolerance through a wider temperature range in its all-service gas mask canister. A new desiccant and an improved Ilopcalite catalyst is claimed to give as much as twice the service life of its previous window-cator and Model S styles.

Falcon Gets New Listing

Falcon Alarm Co., Inc., 243 Broad Street, Summit, N. J., has announced that the company’s automatic gas-operated fire alarms have recently been listed by both Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., of the U. S. A. and Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, Inc., for use with 600 feet of ¼-inch aluminum tubing. This new listing permits location of the Falcon detector in remote critical areas up to 600 feet from the warning horn. Previous ratings limited tubing length to 250 feet.

Appointments and Promotions

Sydney K. Schiff, chairman of the board, Federal Sign and Signal Corp., was recently elected to the additional post of president and chief executive officer of the corporation, succeeding the late William W. Scott. He had been board chairman since 1946.

FWD Corporation, Clintonville, Wis., lias named the following firms to sell fire apparatus manufactured by the company:

Tower Fire Apparatus Company, Inc., 502 S. Richland, Freeburg, Ill., has been appointed dealer in 34 eastern counties of Missouri plus 51 Illinois counties located in the southern third of the state.

Midwest Fire & Safety Equipment Co., lnc., 1605 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, lnd., has been appointed dealer throughout the State of Indiana, plus Boone, Campbell Counties in the northern tip of Kentucky.

Comet Fire Equipment Co., 1900 South Park Avenue, Haddon Heights, N. J., has been appointed dealer in seven New Jersey counties located in the southeast section of the state.

Miami Fire Equipment, Inc., 150 S. W. 27th Avenue, Miami, Fla., has been appointed dealer in 14 southern counties.

Miller-Meteor Division, Divco-Wayne Corp., Piqua, Ohio, has announced five new distributors and a factory branch in its nation-wide sales organization.

Miller-Meteor Sales of New York, Inc., 348 Central Avenue, White Plains, N. Y., is the new direct factory facility serving metropolitan New York.

Clark M-M Sales, 27 Meadow Lane, P. O. Box 85, Butler, N. J., will serve the State of New Jersey.

Hartge Coach and Ambulance Sales, 6513 Lehnert Street, Baltimore, Md., will serve Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D. C.

Gordon’s Coach and Ambulance Sales, Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton, Pa., is distributor for eastern Pennsylvania.

Charles O. Butler, Inc., 1202 Brandt Drive and 6601 West Morris Street, Indianapolis, now covers the State of Indiana, except Lake County.

M-M Western Company, with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, is distributor for California, Nevada and Arizona.

Car Window Decal

Stadri Products Co., 147-47 Sixth Avenue, Whitestone 57, L. I., N. Y., is marketing a two-color fire department window decalcomania for use on members’ cars to denote them as fire fighters. Claimed to apply easily to any glass surface it adheres indefinitely.

Redi-Splint First-Aid Kit

Rock Royal Corp., 120 South LaSalle Street, Chicago 3, 111., is marketing a first-aid kit which is housed in an extruded aluminum box. The box is claimed to be readily disassembled in an emergency and made into a bone splint.

Turbine for Fire Tug

The Industrial Products Division, Boeing Airplane Co., Seattle 24, Wash., has received an Army contract to supply two gas turbine-driven pumping units rated at 2,000 gpm at 150 psi for a converted tug-fireboat to be located at Wilmington, N. C. The pumps will be close-coupled, single-stage centrifugals with 8-inch suctions and discharge. Each will be driven by a 502-10MA gas turbine rated at 270 shaft horsepower.

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