LOTS of Old Brochures

I found several volumes of the NFPA’s periodical “Fire Journal” at my library today and scanned as much fire alarm-related stuff as I could find. Here are some of the more interesting ads that I got. I’ll put more PDF’s on the files database of my site soon. For now, you can right-click each image and select “Open in New Tab” to view them larger.

Wheelock - 1986

Fire-Lite - 1986

Fire-Lite - 1980

Fire-Lite - 1978

Gamewell - 1978

Wheelock - 1978

Simplex 4207 - 1978

Simplex 2001 - 1978

Simplex 2100 - 1980

Pem-Tronics - 1978

Space Age Electronics - 1986

Fire-Lite AM-2020 & Sensiscan - 1986

Autocall Voice Evac - 1975

Simplex 2001 - 1979

Simplex 4002 - 1986

Pyrotronics - 1975

Wheelock Speakers - 1975

Pyrotector - 1981

Gamewell IdentiFire - 1985

Wheelock - 1985

Simplex 2001 - 1981

Ademco - 1981

Simplex 2120 - 1984

Edwards 8500 - 1984

Gamewell - 1984

Standard Electric Time - 1978


One word: WOW.

Do you have a clearer version of that SAE brochure?

Nice find Destin! :mrgreen:

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Yes, here is the PDF.

Thanks! Also, when will you start approving memberships to your files database?

Your account’s activated now. It was supposed to email me when a new user registers, but somehow that got turned off.

Based on that second picture, it appears as though the BG6 and BG-10 were in co-production for a little while. Does anybody know what year the BG-10 was introduced and what year the BG6 was discontinued? Also, the cover plate behind the Halon Release BG-10 is exactly the same as the one used with the BG-12LRA.

Awesome catalog/brochures! I like those Simplex devices on the 4002 brochure, which has a Simplex 2903-9833 retrofit plate, a Simplex “Wiffleball” smoke detector, and a Simplex 4251-series pull station.

By the way, can you activate my account, please. My username is the same as on the forums.

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Next time you’re at the library and have access, can you scan some smoke alarm ads, if there are any?

Absolutely fantastic finds. It’s always nice to see brochures of older devices and systems, many of the ones you posted being for really rare and obscure products (a multiplex Standard system?!). Thanks for taking the time to find those brochures and sharing them with us!

No problem! I saw a lot of smoke alarm ads, but only scanned a few since my main interest is commercial fire alarms. If I go back, I’ll be sure to get more. Meanwhile, here’s the rest of what I have:

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Those are the most SAE 2DCD horns on AV32 light plates that I have seen in a while.

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I had a feeling the BG-6 was in production until around the late-1980s. The Toys R’ Us in our city has Wheelock 7002Ts with BG-6s (panel is an MS-4424B, obviously not original.)

It also appears the 4001 actually came out a bit before the 4002 did, according to that 4002 brochure…

It also appears the BG-10 first came out in the early 1980s instead of the mid-1980s like I originally thought…

So Hochiki America actually made the flat two-wire 2098 detector bases branded “Made in USA.” All of Simplex’s current stuff is manufactured by Hochiki’s Mexico-based plant nowadays (and until the 1990s, many of their products were actually manufactured by Faraday, and not just the -9833/-9838 horns and the bells and chimes!)

I think you’re right. Most fire alarm companies had a plastic pull station and a metal one.


  • [*] During the 80s, Fire-Lite had the BG-6 and BG-10 (metal and plastic respectively).
  • [*] Now, Fire-Lite has the BG-8 and BG-12 in production.
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    Some AHJs require metal pull stations. By producing the two pull stations, Fire-Lite can cover both markets.

    Yes, I have a service bulletin that mentions the 4001 in 1985 while the 4002 came out a year later.

    Carrying the torch of Destin’s finds, here are some finds of my own, from the NFPA journal. Today’s finds are highlights from the NFPA Journal between the years of 1980 and 1981.


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    Here’s a bit of a curiosity: this ad was in a centerfold style.

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    Great finds! Nice work. Love seeing those old multiplex systems.

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