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Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:34 am

missj_73 wrote:Hey guys I am going to try one more time to post the pics if it doesn't work can anyone here help me? I have posted pics here before so I don't know what's going on.
The attachment feature broke with the server crash. You can post images by following this guide: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=7785
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:36 pm

Oh okay I was using the attachments. Thanks for letting me know. It is too bad it doesn't work now. I am going to try and post them the way you said to. The serial number on the back of my SA76RS is 415115 so I don't know what year that would have been made but if I had to guess I would say 1977. Also too what would cause it to emit a short beep about 5 seconds after removing the battery? Hopefully this time the pics work.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:51 pm

I tried again using pics from my Gmail account if that is what you meant by hosting site and it isn't working. Again Im likely doing something wrong. Too bad the attachment feature won't work. Hope it will soon.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:26 pm

missj_73 wrote:I tried again using pics from my Gmail account if that is what you meant by hosting site and it isn't working. Again Im likely doing something wrong. Too bad the attachment feature won't work. Hope it will soon.
You cannot attach images from a personal Gmail account, you need to use a third-part image hosting website. Then you should be able to follow the instructions that electronicwiz101 linked.

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:55 pm

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missj_73 wrote:I tried again using pics from my Gmail account if that is what you meant by hosting site and it isn't working. Again Im likely doing something wrong. Too bad the attachment feature won't work. Hope it will soon.
You cannot attach images from a personal Gmail account, you need to use a third-part image hosting website. Then you should be able to follow the instructions that electronicwiz101 linked.

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:21 pm

Oh okay I didn't know. I think I am going to need some help. I have the pics uploaded. There is no rush. :D
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:10 pm

missj_73 wrote:Oh yeah even after I took the battery out about 5 seconds later it let out a very short beep. Is is supposed to do that? Kind of freaky when it did that.
That's normal, they all do that. Pressing the test button immediately after removing the battery discharges it. On both of mine, if I forget to push the test button, they'll chirp about 3 mins later which is startling.
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Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:45 am

Oh okay good to know. I thought maybe it was possessed. Just kidding. I never noticed that years ago on these 1970's units but again it is interesting and yes startling too when you aren't expecting it to happen.
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:29 am

Howdy all... Created a quick account to post the following... Pulled some old smoke detectors from an older house and was going to trash them but figured I would do a quick google first and found that some poeple seem to collect older models.

Tried to find some info on the two I have but could only found a reference to the model number in this site so thought I would post here and see if anyone had any info on them... Does anyone know what year these might be? Are they considered rare/worth anything or should I just trash or donate?

They both seem in excellent condition and are both sears model 350.57045. I snapped a quick picture and posted it here - Hopefully this link will work... https://i.imgur.com/NCvFg1z.jpg - The image is about 2.4MB however the days of the 56k modem are long gone so that probably isn't too large these days. The email account I used is just a throwaway one I will never check so please post replies here.

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DontLikeSpam wrote:Howdy all... Created a quick account to post the following... Pulled some old smoke detectors from an older house and was going to trash them but figured I would do a quick google first and found that some poeple seem to collect older models.

Tried to find some info on the two I have but could only found a reference to the model number in this site so thought I would post here and see if anyone had any info on them... Does anyone know what year these might be? Are they considered rare/worth anything or should I just trash or donate?

They both seem in excellent condition and are both sears model 350.57045. I snapped a quick picture and posted it here - Hopefully this link will work... https://i.imgur.com/NCvFg1z.jpg - The image is about 2.4MB however the days of the 56k modem are long gone so that probably isn't too large these days. The email account I used is just a throwaway one I will never check so please post replies here.

Thanks.
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Those are some cool old Sears detectors from the 70's, they appear to be the version based off of the Fyrnetics F-900D. Sears also made a version of the F-900D with a heat sensor. I saw one with a heat sensor a few years ago at my cousin's husband's mom's house. They aren't that rare (though I think they are rarer than their Fyrnetics "parents") but still quite desirable for us collectors.
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:09 am

We've lived in our home for nearly 20 years (bought in '98, house was built in '76)...the whole time we've been here there's been a little device in the hall to which we've paid very little mind ("Meh, it's a hardwired detector...I guess."). We are thinking of removing it and/or replacing it, but I can find NOTHING about it online (other than info on the manufacturer, Edwards, which is apparently a big name in commercial systems but not the home market). Could some of you experts have a look at the picture link and give us a guess as to what we have here? https://imgur.com/AA15Lr8
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:58 pm

Wow that looks like a very rare smoke detector. Did you say it was hard wired? Almost somewhat resembles a door chime except for the red light. I just recently got an old First Alert SA76RS circa 1977 from a fellow poster on here who was getting rid of the unit but not a collector himself. I am more interested in battery powered units though but still this looks like a rare unit and again and interesting looking one. By the way how did you get your pic of the detector on here. I want to post some pics of my RS on here but I am not able to do so.
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:19 pm

Definitely a rare one, I believe NLind/Fire Alarm Fan is currently searching for one. Also ironic that you mention it looks like a door chime, as Edwards also made those back in the day :)
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:02 pm

Wow I never knew Edwards made door chimes but again we learn something new each day. Because this is a hard wired detector I won't be upset if someone else gets it but can I ask a favour of you guys. If I sent one of you pics of my SA76RS could someone post it for me. I was given instructions on how to do it but I must be doing something wrong. Thanks. Videos of it hopefully will be coming soon.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:07 pm

Thanks for the feedback so far...hopefully some more folks will take a crack at the mystery before I go messing around with it. I agree it looks more like a door chime than anything else, but it doesn't sound off with the upstairs unit and doorbells don't (usually) have a "Reset/Test" switch, or a "Pull To Silence" tab on the bottom left that the picture doesn't show. Speaking of pictures, missj, you'll need an image host for posting photos (actually, links to photos)...Imgur.com is free and easy, and once you have an account you can upload pics and generate a link which you can then paste into a message as I did on my post.
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