San Antonio Extends Fire Alarm System
San Antonio, Texas, has let a contract for 110 new fire alarm boxes and twenty fire alarm registers to the Harrington-Seaberg Corp. of Moline, Ill., the lowest bidder. The purchase of four thousand feet of cable for fire alarm extension purposes also was authorized.
The new fire alarm boxes will be equipped with what is known as the San Antonio door, a device invented by Claude Convers, city electrician, which he claims is an improvement over other style doors in many respects and which is in general use here.
With the installation of the new boxes, the city will have a total of 350 fire alarm signal stations, and 55 police signal stations. All of the boxes at present in service are of the Gamewell make.
Many of the new boxes will be installed in some of the suburbs which are shortly to be annexed by San Antonio.
This is the first order for fire alarm signal stations of any size that has been given by the city in nearly ten years.