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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:58 pm 
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Today the college Fine Arts building staff let me have a couple of alarms out of their box of old fire alarm parts! (They also have an old Simplex clock there, but it was broken.) Here is what I have so far, and I plan to soon add more to the collection once I have the money. And I only plan to display them, not set them off (like TrueAlertSS and Firefly usually do).

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Faraday 6020 horn. This is the same kind of horn as the Simplex 2901-9833. It is rather old, and has a bit of paint chipped too, but I'm sure if I tested it, it'd sound fine.

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Tag on the horn.

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Unusual retrofit plate of some sort. It may be a Simplex model, but it could be Faraday's knock-off of the 4050-80. It's the same size as a 2903 light plate, and would apparently mount the same way too (it was broken when I got it, though.) Maybe it was actually meant for bells or something.

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Here's one way a horn can be mounted on it.

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The other method for installing it. Looks rather awkward this way. I can't picture any of these having been in the Fine Arts building or whatever.

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My favorite alarm in my collection so far: a Simplex 2903-9001 light plate!

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The back, which reveals it is the light version.

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The tag info.

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Both retrofit plates next to each other.

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The light plate with a Simplex 2901-9833 on it (a.k.a. my Faraday 6020 horn.)

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Side view.

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An alternate variation, where I popped the lens out of the light plate, then popped it back in the other way around!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:09 pm 
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Thats a pretty nice starter! I bet ur happy to have those items, as you are a Simplex fan.

As for my collection, I sadly won't be expanding it anytime soon due to limited budget.

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Nice. I hope to hear how it sounds soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Cool, I can't wait to see what else you add to it! I'm surprised the school didn't give you any Standard horn/lights. Are there any of those left slated to be removed? :wink:
I'm afraid not. :( The only building with any left is the Student Union. But they have newer strobes retrofitted onto where the lights once were.


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Got a few more tidbits...

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Another Simplex 2903 light plate, a Simplex 4050-80 light plate (with replacement lens and no light circut on the back, the one pictured I put my old Faraday 6020 horn on it), a Simplex 2098-9536 smoke detector base and another one of those mysterious light plates with another Faraday 6020 horn on it.

If anyone's interested, I may be selling one of the 6020 horns and a 2903 light plate. PM me if interested.

It turns out these are meant to be scrap and should be thrown out in the future, so I managed to salvage some of these just in case. I'm sure they won't mind in THAT case.


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Could you please snap a picture comparing the backs of the mystery plate and the 4050-80?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:27 pm 
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Could you please snap a picture comparing the backs of the mystery plate and the 4050-80?
I could, but like I said; the light circuitry is missing on the back of both of them.


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I dont care... can you do it anyway?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:34 pm 
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I dont care... can you do it anyway?
Can and done!
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And while I'm here, here is a picture of the strange retrofit plate and the 2903 light plate together... they both seem quite similar. Hmm...
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Whoa damn the 4050-80 has a much simpler design than my 4050-84... doesn't it kinda look like the light could be installed in a backbox with a Decora (R) style coverplate, to make a remote light? As for the strange plate, I now want one lol, but I know I probably can't have one.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:29 pm 
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As for the strange plate, I now want one lol, but I know I probably can't have one.
Maybe you could, if you unscrewed the light circuitry from your 4050-84 onto it, but it would be a hassle to switch between alarms. But then again, it's just screwing (I think.) I could sell you one if you are interested. Since you already have two 2901-9833s, then you don't really need a Faraday 6020.


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That and I don't want another 9833! My 4050-84 was actually dual bulb but one light burned out so I converted the signal to single bulb. I still have the lampholder though so all I would need is another lightbulb...

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That and I don't want another 9833! My 4050-84 was actually dual bulb but one light burned out so I converted the signal to single bulb. I still have the lampholder though so all I would need is another lightbulb...
Those lightbulbs are pretty cheap and can easily be found at RadioShack. In fact, it uses the same bulb as the 2903 and SAE AV32.

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