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Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 am

I just saw a Simplex T-Bar on a TV Documentary.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:05 pm

Hey everyone I am back on the fire alarm forum after being away for a bit as I moved. My former landlord sold the house and in all honesty after nearly 11 years I think this move was for the best. My health actually improved. I have settled into the new apartment very quickly and again another basement apartment although this one has more of a look and feel of being on a main level of a house. Anyways getting back to the topic of fire alarms in movies I was watching Miracle (2004) last night and I noticed several 10 inch bells at the beginning of the movie which could be either Edwards or Amsecos. This movie takes place in 1979-80. Also in Good Will Hunting (1997) there are several bells in the hallways in the University scenes that could be Edwards or Wheelock bells. Sorry I have no pictures.
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:19 pm

My class was watching "Miracle from Heaven" and in a few shots of the hospital scenes there are Wheelock E70 speaker strobes or RSS strobes
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:40 am

Just watched an episode of the White Shadow episode titled Spare The Rod dated February 17, 1979. When Ken Carver goes over to visit the Robinson household what appears to be a Sears Early One smoke detector can be seen on the ceiling in the living room of their home. The cover is too big to be a First Alert SA76RS. It isn't sounding in the episode unfortunately it is just part of the background scenery. I was unable to post a video or still pic of the scene here but the episode is on youtube if anyone is interested. That is another show from the 1970's to feature smoke detectors. The other being Eight Is Enough. Im going to have to check more WS episodes to see if there are more episodes featuring old smokes.
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:40 am
Just watched an episode of the White Shadow episode titled Spare The Rod dated February 17, 1979. When Ken Carver goes over to visit the Robinson household what appears to be a Sears Early One smoke detector can be seen on the ceiling in the living room of their home. The cover is too big to be a First Alert SA76RS. It isn't sounding in the episode unfortunately it is just part of the background scenery. I was unable to post a video or still pic of the scene here but the episode is on youtube if anyone is interested. That is another show from the 1970's to feature smoke detectors. The other being Eight Is Enough. Im going to have to check more WS episodes to see if there are more episodes featuring old smokes. This was likely an on site location as most shows were back then and filmed in a real house not a studio so the detector was likely part of the house anyways.
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:03 pm

Dwight pulls an EST 270-SPO or some likeness in one of the episodes on the Office, it's pretty humorous in that episode how he goes about a "safety drill."

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Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:05 pm

I think I remember seeing part of that episode on YouTube which is the part you are talking about. That is a pretty old clip isn't it?
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:05 pm

If you are talking about the episode of White Shadow titled spare the rod you can see a shot of the smoke detector between 39:12 and 39:16. It definitely looks like a Sears Early One to me. Even though smoke detectors were very much available back then seeing them on episodes of TV shows were a rare thing. This episode is from February 1979. The only other 1970s show that featured them was Eight Is Enough in two different episodes. It wasn't until at least the mid 1980s before they started appearing in shows and movies. But if I am wrong let me know. Im going to try and post the link to this episode below. Hope it works.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y5RQnowDyQ&t=2489s
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:32 pm

An episode of "Pink Panther and Sons" with a fire alarm in it; the scene starts at 7:56.


Since this is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the 80s, I wasn't surprised they used the old H-B alarm bell stock sound effect for the fire alarm, not to mention the plot involves the Neanderthal panther being set off by ringing bells, so it makes sense, and he ends up destroying the alarm in a rage.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:28 pm

Jingle All The Way, released in 1996, IIRC, is on and there's a smoke alarm that sounds like a shrunken Simplex 4050 and does Simplex 2001-like march time.
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Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:09 pm

Just watched the movie called Precious from 2009. Seen the movie a few times but never noticed this until now but the doorbell in the apartment sounds like a First Alert SA76RS. It is in the scene around 8 minutes and 45 seconds were the principal is buzzing up to their apartment wanting to talk to Precious (Clarice) and her mother. Kind of interesting.
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:11 pm

A Brush With Love (released in 2019)

A push-station/call station under an STI Stopper cover and what probably is an very recent Edwards speaker or horn.

That exit sign, in the same room, jumped out at me and seemed to scream Canadian!
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