Antique 1870s /1880s Fire House TELEGRAPH Alarm Bell. It is fresh from a local estate. Untested but believed to be in working order.It is in very good original condition. This was meant to be a wall mounted unit.
It has a telegraph key which I believe was used to alert the communication center that a street corner fire alarm box had been activated. They tapped out the "box" code while activating fire house gongs and other registering devices in the city wide system. It is very good original condition and mounted on it's original walnut base. Unmarked except for some stamped numbers. Measures: 14" high x 5" wide.
Heavy Brass Bell Measures 6 Diameter. Please send me a message if you have any questions or can provide any additional information on this piece. The item "Antique 1870s Fire House TELEGRAPH Brass TAPPER Alarm Bell or Gong GAMEWELL" is in sale since Tuesday, July 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Firefighting & Rescue\Alarms & Bells". The seller is "bobkay99" and is located in New Milford, Connecticut.
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