Patented Booth “Detains” Fire Alarm Sender
Patent No. 2,769,166 was granted October 30, 1956, by the United States Patent Office to Hugo Seckendorf, Albany, N. Y., for an invention of a fire alarm booth having means therein to detain a person transmitting an alarm.
Any person may readily enter the booth to turn in an alarm. When the crank lever of the fire alarm box is actuated, the signal is transmitted and the door of the booth locked. Release is by means of a key carried by a person who responds to the call.
According to the patent papers, the setup will tend to prevent irresponsible false alarms and assures that the party turning in the alarm will be on hand to direct firemen to the location of the fire.