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by BigKayCea
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1124
Views: 277207

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I have a few new discoveries of note while being at my workplace for over a year now: 1. There are at least two Wheelock components to the system! The first is a MB-G6-24-R motor bell on the west side of the property that I believe functions as a sprinkler bell. I heard it being tested with some of ...
by BigKayCea
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection
Replies: 41
Views: 9318

Re: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection

i like that first alert 83r! where did you get it? Thanks for the compliment! I bought that smoke detector from a rummage sale at a senior center. I don't usually get lucky with finding alarms for sale at a place like this--including smoke alarms--but this was a nice find. Speaking of finds, I have...
by BigKayCea
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1915
Views: 427718

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

The Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn) - The majority of these devices can be viewed with Google 360 imagery. I was there in person today. Panels/annunciators: >At least one Notifier NGS(?)-4000 control panel, used as an exhibit detection alarm for unauthorized tampering Detectors: >EST SIGA-PS photoelec...
by BigKayCea
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection
Replies: 41
Views: 9318

Re: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection

https://i.imgur.com/NVxAvJB.jpg Here's something a little different for a change. Over the past several weeks, my family and I worked together to create this homemade alarm demonstration board! It has a wire that plugs into the wall along with two actuator buttons to control both the Federal Signal...
by BigKayCea
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1915
Views: 427718

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Daviddi Antiques (Farmington Hills) The showroom has a Suttle SE-171 telephone ringer bell. Other than that, there are no other active initiating/notification appliances. However, there was a Schwarze bell, an unidentified manual trip bell with a 4" gong, and an old telephone bell (2" gong) mounted...
by BigKayCea
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection
Replies: 41
Views: 9318

Re: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection

https://i.imgur.com/tiD23p2.jpg The Olson SW-415 electronic bell is my latest device to enter the collection. The packaging promotes a number of uses and settings for the bell. https://i.imgur.com/kDA1mTo.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Ra1hWEw.jpg Unlike several of my collection pieces, this bell, cosmeti...
by BigKayCea
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1915
Views: 427718

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I have a new update for Livonia's Webster Elementary School. It has been about four years since I visited the school, and during that time, the alarm system was replaced as part of the Livonia Public Schools' 2013 bond proposal. All of the rebranded Faraday NAs and 641 pull stations from the 1990s a...
by BigKayCea
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Lesser Known Fire Alarm Panel/Device Companies
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Lesser Known Fire Alarm Panel/Device Companies

National Time & Signal Corporation is not widely known outside of the State of Michigan, where the company is headquartered. They used to manufacture their own NAs and pull stations, but they now re-brand those from Gentex and Sigcom, respectively. However, they do still manufacture their own panels.
by BigKayCea
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1915
Views: 427718

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Meijer (Northville Township) - Only NAs are covered, as they were the only devices I saw. Notification appliances: >Gentex GX-90S-4 horn/strobes (ADA version) on support pillars throughout the store >One Wheelock NS horn/strobe in the recycling center >One Wheelock AS horn/strobe in a corridor at t...
by BigKayCea
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1915
Views: 427718

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

OfficeMax (Farmington Hills) There was only one device of any kind I saw inside the store, and it was a Wheelock 7002T-24 horn/strobe in the northwest corner. Outside, however (in the same corner), there's a second 7002T-24 next to a System Sensor MASS-series horn/strobe (ADA version); the latter d...
by BigKayCea
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection
Replies: 41
Views: 9318

Re: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection

https://i.imgur.com/rcfzPIz.jpg https://i.imgur.com/g3XxvwJ.jpg I have a new Vanguard detector/bell combo in my collection! This is the Vanguard V-50 heat detector, manufactured by Interstate Engineering Company, and billed as a thermosonic detector. It measures about 8" in diameter. Like similar d...
by BigKayCea
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: BigKayCea's Alarm Collection Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

BigKayCea's Alarm Collection Videos

All of the following videos in this inaugural post are sound clips from five devices in my collection. As I hope to get access to a power supply and various accessories to test my alarms over the next several months, I will post more videos here. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/fyh5hwHIGMU - Edwards 340 vib...
by BigKayCea
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1124
Views: 277207

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I have a new update which sheds a little light on some of the original 1960s alarm devices at my workplace. While having a holiday party in a conference room on a dedicated event hall floor, I noticed a flush-mount Simplex plate on the ceiling (the one with the grid pattern for the sound opening); u...
by BigKayCea
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1915
Views: 427718

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Mission Health Medical Center (Livonia) - This system description was originally posted on the forums prior to them becoming corrupted. Panel/annunciator: >One Notifier panel (pre-Honeywell, non-voice-evac, model unknown) in the main lobby Detectors: >System Sensor 2451-series photoelectric models ...
by BigKayCea
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1915
Views: 427718

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

OfficeMax (Canton Township) Panel/annunciator: >One Radionics D1250-series annunciator at the main entrance; panel unknown Detectors: >None noticed Pull stations: >Fire-Lite NBG-10 models with the hexagon-shaped keyholes Notification appliances: >Gentex GMS/SHG horn/strobes and strobes; one of the ...