Minnalarms' Collection (Updated 7/2/2024)

Minnalarms’ Fire Alarm Collection

This is a comprehensive list of my fire alarm collection. Photos will be provided when available.

7/2/2024 - Added new device to list


Latest Acquisitions

July 2, 2024

Simplex 4045-12 Single-Stroke Chime (IBM Slate Grey) (Note: E) (From OSFA)

Notification Appliances

Simplex

Early
4027 Single-Stroke Bell (Red, NIB)
4025-13 Single-Stroke Chime (Unknown Grey) (Note: B)
4045-12 Single-Stroke Chime (IBM Slate Grey) (Note: E)
4040 (Red, 12VAC)
4040 (FS Metallic, 6VAC)
4050 (Black Label, Red, 12VAC)
4050 (Silver Label, Red, 6VAC)
4050 (Late Silver Label, Spartex Red, 6VAC)
4051 (24VDC, from VibratoneKing)
4060-8 Bell Mechanism (Red)
4090-2 Bell Mechanism (Beige, 120VAC)
4017-42 4" Bell (Gray, 120VAC) (x3, one to museum)
4017-62 6" Bell (Gray, 120VAC)
Simplex WG4018 8" Weatherproof Bell (IBM Silver, 120VAC)

Middle
2903-9001 Light Plate
2901-9806 (Spartex Red, 24VDC)
2901-9833 (Spartex Red, 24VDC) (NIB)
2904-9005 Remote Light (24VDC)
4903-9101 Strobe Plate
2901-9838 (24VDC)

System Sensor
P1224MC (no backplate)
P2WL (no backplate)
SCRL (no backplate)

Wheelock
MT4-115-WH-VNS (NIB)
MT4-115-R
7002-24

Standard Electric Time
MAJ-6 bell (rare, from old school, first device)

Edwards
156G 3" Monitor Bell
439D 6AW Fire Bell (2x)
340-6N5 Adaptabel
364-A Adaptahorn
870/871 Flush-Mount Adaptahorn (painted over, unknown voltage)

American Time & Signal
1005 4" Bell (120VAC) (W.L. Jenkins rebrand)

Federal Signal
Vibratone 350 B1 (Gray) (2x)

Faraday
5410 (Beige, 120VAC)
5970 (Spartex Grey, 120VAC)

International Business Machines
4047-1A Chime (IBM Silver, unknown voltage) (Key: B) (Discovered 10/16/23)
4015-4 4" Bell (Painted over, unknown voltage) (x4, one to museum)
4015-6 6" Bell (Painted over, unknown voltage)
10" Weatherproof Bell (unknown model, needs restoration)

Other One-Offs
Ademco SD-10 10" bell w/ backplate
Western Electric 392-L school bell (Rare)


Pull Stations

Simplex
2099-9754 (NIB)
4251-30 (NIB, 1978)
4251-111

One-Offs
FCI MS-2 (x2)
Edwards 270-SPO
Fire-Lite BG-8
Kidde 84-330001-001
Silent Knight PS-SATK Pull Station


Miscellaneous Parts

Simplex
2905-9901 Flush Grille (Red) (x2)
2905-9901 Flush Grille (Spartex Red) (NIB)
2905-9902 Flush Grille (Beige)
2905-9903 Semi-Flush Plate (Red) (NIB)
2905-9903 Semi-Flush Plate (Spartex Red) (NIB)
2905-9904 Semi-Flush Plate (Beige)
2905-9904 Semi-Flush Plate (Spartex White) (NIB)
2905-9909 Concealed Circuit Plate (Red) (x2, NIB and Used)
2905-9909 Concealed Circuit Plate (Spartex Red) (NIB)
4299-3 Mounting Box

Federal Signal
PR2 double projector (Red)
FG Flush Grille (x2) (FS Metallic, NIB)
PR* Single Projector (FS Metallic, NIB)

Faraday
5001 Single-Projector (Beige)
5002 Double-Projector (Beige, NIB) (wrecked box)

Chemtronics
306 Heat Detector

Edwards
241 Heat Detector w/ Square Plate Base

ESL
711U Photoelectric 2-Wire Smoke Head (Semi-NIB)


My Wishlist

These are some devices I hope to find in the future.

Simplex 4045/4070 Metal-Top Chime
Simplex 4050-80
Simplex 2905-9905 Red single projector
Simplex 4041 horn

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If possible, would you mind sharing pictures? Of course, I could google it, but it’d be nice to see them, the state they’re in, maybe if you kept them on a shelf or something.

I’ll have to work that into my schedule. It’ll take a bit to photograph my entire collection. But I will for-sure post some photos of the 4040 tomorrow.

Most of my collection is on a steel shelf in my room, I can’t properly display my devices on it, but it gets the job done.

All of my NIB devices are stored in their original boxes for preservation.

On a side note, I recently purchased a Faraday 5410 (120VAC) with a rare 5001 single-projector attachment. I just bought it today, so it’ll be a while until it gets here.

Thanks for checking out my collection. :slight_smile:

No problem. This is probably the only forum I can think of where many people get together to geek out about fire alarm devices. It’s kind of what we do here, LOL.

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Here’s some photos of my 4040.

4040 A1, 6VAC, 1.8 A

I’m not sure what this number’s purpose may be, but I think it’s a date code.

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Faraday 5410 w/ 5001 single-projector (beige)


5001 single-projector


Faraday 5410 (120VAC 0.21 A)



Horns. Are they gray 'coz they’re older, or were they painted red at one point?

Sorry I didn’t reply earlier.

Faraday and Simplex had two colors available for their bells and horns: beige and red.

Red devices are most common, since red is the standard color for fire alarm NAs.

Beige was probably used for general alarm (e.g. mounted on a piece of equipment as a warning device, or class change) or for aesthetic.

I think beige went out of style in the 80s either because of NFPA rules or manufacturing costs. They were made before my time, so I’m not entirely sure…

They’re both in their original paint.

I still install a lot of beige and white System AV devices.

You’re right. I should’ve worded that better.

I meant the older-style beige in my last comment.

I don’t see a lot of white/beige devices in my area, so that’s probably why I said that. Generally, where I’ve seen white/beige devices in service, they’re used for general alarm.

I do have a few white devices in my collection, but they came from places where dad worked.

New Devices! + updated pics

I finally got around to taking some pics of my collection. Some devices are still in storage for the time being, so I didn’t take any photos of those.

Wheelock 7002-24 (from Brooklyn, NY)

Manufactured in May, 1979

Couch F650 (125 VAC-DC) (original key)

26 October 1971

UL plate

This is the Federal Signal PR2 my 4040 came with.

Simplex 4060-8 w/ 6" Gong (1.2 VDC)

The text has faded after all those years in service.

Simplex 2903-9001 light plate w/ Simplex 2901-9806 and backbox

Now for some NIB items.

Simplex 4251-30, circa 1978

Oldschool Hudson B keys

Simplex 4027 Single-Stroke Bell (230 VAC, NIB)

The paint’s chipping off a bit, sadly… Still beautiful.

I also got some vintage mounting hardware.

Faraday 3028 Flush Mount Box (NIB)

Two Federal Signal FG flush grilles with the same finish as my 4040

Simplex 624-452 SF Semi-Flush Plate (red)

The classic Simplex “Globe” logo

This poor Kidde B4 has seen better days… I kinda want to restore it.

And finally, the devices that started it all for me.

Simplex 4903-9101 w/ 2901-9838/9846 and
Standard Electric Time MAJ-6 6" bell

I got both of these devices out of the old school in my hometown.

The SET bell could’ve been part of the 1959 addition’s fire alarm system. Either that, or SET 4-350s or Simplex 4040s/41s. I’m not too sure, unfortunately…

The Simplex horn-strobe was probably installed around the early 90s, as the school had a Simplex 4020 FACP.

This 2099-9754 isn’t from the school, but was one of a few different types of pull stations in the building. (A BG-12, some newer dual-action stations, and an Edwards 270-SPO in the '53 wing.)

I got this one new-in-box, but I put the box in storage for now.

Sorry for the barrage of posts… lol

One more thing…

My recent collection goal is to find all of the beige/red variants of vintage Simplex and Faraday horns, projectors, and flush grilles and semi-flush plates.

Simplex 4050 fire alarm horn test (Beige flush-mount grille)

Standard Electric Time Fire Alarm System at Firestone High (by Old School Fire Alarms)

That’s it for now.