Vintage Gamewell’s Fire Alarm Box: Working Survivor Original Paint – FP7600
This Is A Genuine, Early 20th Century Fire Department Call Box With Original Art Deco Style Pole, A Truly Rare Find In Fully Original, Working Condition
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Vintage Gamewell's Fire Alarm Box: Working Restored/Original Paint
Vintage Gamewell’s Fire Alarm Box Specifications
- Type: Fire Alarm Call Box
- Features: Light And Art Deco Pole
- Company: The Gamewell Co.
- Place Of Manufacture: Newton, Mass., U.S.A.
- Date Of Manufacture: 1920's
- Color: Red/White
- Pole Color: Green
- Dimensions: Total height 85 inches
Base 14" diameterFire box is 17" tall, 12 ½" wide, 7" deepLight on top is 13 ½" tall
- Condition: Restored/Working
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Gamewell's Fire Alarm Call Box History
The first telegraph fire alarm system was developed by William Francis Channing and Moses G. Farmer in Boston, Massachusetts in 1852. Two years later they applied for a patent for their "Electromagnetic Fire Alarm Telegraph for Cities". In 1855 John Gamewell of South Carolina purchased regional rights to market the fire alarm telegraph, later obtaining the patents and full rights to the system in 1859. John F. Kennard bought the patents from the government after they were seized after the Civil War, returned them to Gamewell, and formed a partnership, Kennard and Co., in 1867 to manufacture the alarm systems. The Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co. was later formed in 1879. Gamewell systems were installed in 250 cities by 1886 and 500 cities in 1890. By 1910 Gamewell had gained a 95% market share.
Read More At: Fire alarm call box on Wikipedia
Vintage Gamewell’s Fire Alarm Box Info
- All brass parts are solid polished original brass
- Rare collectors preferred original "Milk Glass" globe
- All sign-age is correct porcelain original era material (no fake foreign made parts or signs used)
- All internals have been polished and rebuilt
- Pump is in working order
- Backed by a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913
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