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Tue May 17, 2011 9:38 pm

Cool. I had no clue that Honeywell distributed any Edwards products.
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simplex 2901-9833 wrote:Cool. I had no clue that Honeywell distributed any Edwards products.
I remember a picture a while back of an old Edwards 270-SPO pull station with the old Honeywell shield logo on the bottom.
Sometimes they still use Edwards products (usually with their own logo on them). Several stores at the Westgate Mall in my city have EST Genesis horn/strobes, yet it's a Notifier fire alarm system (the pulls in those stores are NBG-12LXs; the rest of the mall mostly has Wheelock alarms).
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Here are some pictures of my fire alarm devices I have yet to show pics of here (one of them I just got today!)

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Old Faraday "arrow-handle" pull station. I got this one from user simplex 2901-9833 (traded one of my 4251-20s for it). Rather interesting pull, actually.

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Edwards 278B-1110 pull station rebranded by Honeywell.

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STI Stopper II cover (version without sounder). I got this from Massasoit College when they were doing some system upgrades this summer.

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Simplex 4903-9236 horn/strobe. Currently the strobe doesn't work, but the horn does (and is LOUD). I plan to replace the strobe in the near future.

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Simplex 4906-9151 TrueAlert speaker/strobe. I just got this one today! It is non-addressable and multi-candela.

Wow, I am surprised; it's been nearly two years now since I started collecting fire alarms! Here's what I had when I first started out:
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Compared to what I have NOW (a few duplicate devices not pictured):
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Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:38 pm

Well, I have now been collecting fire alarms for two years! Here are my latest updates to the collection...

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System Sensor "classic" SpectrAlert horn/strobe. This particular model is a P1224MC (runs on 12/24 -VDC operation and has a multi-candela strobe). It's actually my quietest fire alarm horn in my collection when it's set to electromechanical/low volume. I still see these in many places (mostly restaurants or smaller stores), along with the SpectrAlert Advance.

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Back of the SpectrAlert. It came with those metal jumpers so it could also be used as a 2-wire alarm (this is how I prefer to run it).

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System Sensor i3 photoelectric 2-wire smoke/heat detector. I got this from Massasoit College when they replaced the Science and Technology buildings' systems this summer (2-zone Faraday FireWatch IIs being swapped out for a fully addressable Notifier/JC NFS2-640 system.) These detectors were installed in 2008 when they initially replaced all the old signals and pulls and most of the old heat sensors.

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Old Standard Electric Time heat sensor, made by Chemtronics. They actually still had a few of these in the basements, while the other parts of the buildings had the i3 detectors replace them in 2008. I also got this from the college during the system upgrade this summer (they replaced all the old heat sensors and existing smoke detectors with addressable Notifier 2251 smoke detectors.)

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Standard heat sensor next to the Simplex version. Note the different trim bases; the Standard version's base seems heavier.

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Chemtronics 601 heat sensor; they had this somewhere in the Liberal Arts or Humanities buildings before they were renovated in 2005 and upgraded to their current Faraday MPC-7000 system (which may also be on its way out soon.)

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On the right is the Chemtronics 601, and on the left is my old Simplex 4255-5 heat sensor. They both look very similar (but I think the 4255-5 was actually manufactured by Edwards.)

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Fire-Lite BG-10 pull station I got from Fire Alarm Fan (it just arrived today). I do like how strong the "PUSH IN" spring panel is; it's pretty difficult to pull the alarm without pushing the panel in to grasp the lever.

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Inside of the BG-10, complete with the infamous housing failure warning sticker.

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An OLD Simplex 4262-5 ionization smoke detector. They have one of these at the K-8 school I went to for kindergarten, located in the cafetorium.

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Back of the 4262-5 detector.

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Inside the detector, with the cover removed. According to the tag, this was made by the Statitrol Corporation, and has a manufacturing date of February 5, 1971!

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Wheelock RP-R retrofit plate. I put my Wheelock AS on it for this picture for demonstration purposes. This was meant for when a Wheelock signal would replace an older audible/visual alarm (any of the old SAE, Simplex or Standard alarms, etc.)

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Here are the stuff in my "unsorted" category for now. I really need a key for my Standard pull and a horn mechanism for my Edwards "fire horn" though :P

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Space Age Electronics devices. I hope to someday get an incandescent version of the AV32 (the one here actually has a red xenon strobe!)

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The Faraday stuff in my collection (not counting many of my duplicate 6020 horns!)

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The Honeywell stuff in my collection. Now I just need to get a SpectrAlert Advance and a BG-12 pull...

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The Wheelock/Cooper Notification devices in my collection so far. I soon plan to get a 34T/7002T and most likely an NS horn/strobe as well.

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The Simplex devices in my collection (including older IBM stuff I have). Again, some duplicate stuff not shown (including several 4265 heat sensors, 2098-9536 4-wire bases and 4901-9805 horns.)

So far, I also should be getting an Edwards 270-SPO pull, Wheelock 34T horn, Simplex 4050-83 light plate, 4903-9105 strobe plate and 2099-9103 pull station from 7002t/Dan D., and another Wheelock MT (horizontal strobe) from NewAgeServer.
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Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:18 am

Glad to see that the BG-10 arrived! And the 4262-5 is indeed made by Statitrol, here's a video showing one.
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Fire Alarm Fan wrote:Glad to see that the BG-10 arrived! And the 4262-5 is indeed made by Statitrol, here's a video showing one.
Pretty cool! I know Simplex also used that late 1970s Statitrol detector in the 1980s, but with a MAPNET addressable chip inside it. All their other pre-TrueAlarm detectors I know were manufactured by ESL, Hochiki, Pyrotector and possibly System Sensor (that 2098-9577 ion detector.)
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:57 pm

OK, it's been a while, but I FINALLY got a fire alarm panel!
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I got this used Simplex 4001 off eBay, dirt cheap! ($50, the seller said it was pulled from a functional system.) It doesn't have batteries, but I can easily find those two (I saw even Panasonic makes 12-volt batteries that can be used in fire alarm panels!) It also didn't come with a key, but of course I got several Simplex B-keys from when the local middle school removed their Simplex 4100U system last summer, so I was all set for that.
I'm surprised at how large the 4001 was in person. It's even bigger than those older dual-bay 4207/4208 annunciators!

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Inside the panel. This particular model is a 4001-9403. I haven't tried hooking it up to a power supply yet, and I won't until I get some more knowledge about them and the batteries (I downloaded several 4001 manuals online.)

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Close-up of the labels. They say "DUCT DETECTORS," "SPARE," "SPRINKLER FLOW SW," and "SPRINKLER TAMPER & AIR PRESSURE." This suggests this particular panel was used as part of a larger fire alarm system.

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On the back of the cabinet door. It has a WD date of September 7, 1988, but I don't think it was installed in a system until later, as there was a date scribbled inside (June 17, 1993.)
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:29 pm

Cool! Make sure to post videos of it. The 4001 is an awesome panel. Just be sure to be careful with it! :wink:

Also, this is my 500th post!
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Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:55 pm

Here's my fire alarm collection update as of September 13, 2012...

Chemtronics 601 heat detector
Edwards 278B-1110 pull (rebranded by Honeywell)
Edwards 380 "Fire Horn" (front grille only)
Faraday F1G "Chevron" pull (non-addressable)
Faraday 6020 horn (3)
Faraday 2701-K retrofit strobe plate
Faraday/Simplex silver light plate (unknown model number, but they are from the '80s) (2)
Faraday "arrow"-handle pull
Fire-Lite BG-6 pull station
Fire-Lite BG-10 pull station
IBM 4251-1 Chevron pull
IBM 4016 vibrating bell
Simplex 4001 panel
Simplex 4051 horn (2)
Simplex 4050-80 light plate (black "FIRE" lettering on lens)
Simplex 2901-9806 horn
Simplex 2901-9838 horn (2)
Simplex 2901-9549 horn (120 VAC 9838)
Simplex 2901-9320 vibrating chime (2)
Simplex 2902-9732 speaker
Simplex 2903-9001 light plate (2)
Simplex 2903-9102 strobe plate
Simplex 4901-9805 horn (4)
Simplex 4903-9101 strobe plate
Simplex 4903-9236 horn/strobe
Simplex 4903-9148 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4905-9938 SmartSync module
Simplex 4906-9129 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4906-9151 TrueAlert speaker/strobe
Simplex 2098-9508 ion smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9536 4-wire smoke detector base (6)
Simplex 2098-9637 2-wire smoke detector base
Simplex 2098-9636 photoelectric "wiffle-ball" smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9642 photoelectric "wiffle-ball" smoke/heat detector head
Simplex 2098-9201 photoelectric smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9211 2-wire smoke detector base (2)
Simplex 4098-9601 photoelectric TrueAlarm smoke detector head
Simplex 4098-9788 TrueAlarm base
Simplex 4262-5 ionization smoke detector
Simplex 4259-35 smoke detector head
Simplex 4255-1 heat detector (rebranded Chemtronics 500-series sensor)
Simplex 4255-5 heat detector (rebranded Edwards sensor)
Simplex 4265 heat detector (rebranded Chemtronics 400-series sensor) (8)
Simplex 4263-1 coded pull (does 5-1-2)
Simplex 4251-11 "Chevron" pull
Simplex 4251-20 pull (2)
Simplex 4251-30 pull (with glass now!)
Simplex 2099-9756 pull
Simplex 2099-9795 pull
Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate (flashing circuit version)
Space Age Electronics A32 strobe plate (with RED lens)
Space Age Electronics VA4 horn/strobe (with trim plate)
Standard 200177 pull (needs a key!)
Standard 500-series heat detector (2)
STI Stopper II pull station cover (no sounder)
System Sensor P1224MC SpectrAlert horn/strobe
System Sensor 2451TH smoke/heat detector
System Sensor i3 smoke/heat detector
Wheelock RP trim plate
Wheelock AS-121575W horn/strobe
Wheelock ET-1080-SLM-24 speaker/strobe (rebranded by Simplex as a 4903-9184)
Wheelock MT-24-MS horn/strobe (same as the MT-24-LSM but with a 30-candela strobe)
Wheelock MT-24-WM horn/strobe
Wheelock E50 speaker/strobe


Now here's what I hope to get in the future...

Cerberus/Siemens U-HN horn/strobe
Edwards 270-SPO pull station
FCI MS-2 pull station
Fire-Lite BG-12 pull station (either regular or BG-12L, or even if it's branded by Notifier, as long as it's dual-action and conventional)
Gamewell Century pull station (preferably the old single-action "LOCAL ALARM" model)
Gamewell "Vitaguard" pull station (version with small round window on the door)
Simplex 4050-80 light plate (WITHOUT any "FIRE" lettering)
Simplex 4259-36 smoke/heat detector
Simplex 2902-9711 LifeAlarm speaker
Simplex 4903-9105 strobe plate
Simplex 4903-9219 horn/strobe
Simplex 4903-9425/6/7 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4098-9714 TrueAlarm smoke detector head
Simplex 4098-9792 TrueAlarm addressable base
Simplex 4099-9003 pull station
Standard Electric Time light plate
System Sensor P2R SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe
Wheelock 7002T horn/strobe
Wheelock E70 speaker/strobe
Wheelock MT-24-MCW horn/strobe
Wheelock NS horn/strobe (preferably an NS-24-MCW)
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Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:47 am

I got some new stuff in my fire alarm collection thanks to Destin, and I also figured I'd do overview shots by manufacturer...

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This covers "Miscellaneous," meaning STI, Space Age Electronics and Chemtronics respectively.

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IBM. For good measure I added the IBM clock there as well. The pull station I got off eBay, but the clock and bell are from the local middle school.

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Faraday (including Standard Electric Time.) Except for that "arrow handle" pull (I got that from user simplex 2901-9833), everything else you see there I acquired from Massasoit College, left over from renovations and system upgrades.

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The Honeywell-subsidiary stuff. The BG-6 and SpectrAlert I bought off eBay a while back, the BG-10 is from Fire Alarm Fan, and the smoke detectors I also got from Massasoit College.

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Edwards/EST. I still need to get an Adapt-a-horn mechanism or something for the "FIRE HORN" grille...

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Wheelock. I do plan to get more (I am planning on getting at least a 7002T and NS horn/strobe in my collection.)

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The Simplex stuff. I know, I have a lot. Note how in the top row I try to go by decade of alarms.
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Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:24 pm

Been a long time, but I got some new stuff! A bit from eBay, and some from Destin. New stuff is pointed out in bold text...

Chemtronics 601 heat detector
Couch F1G "Chevron" pull
Couch/Exide remote "FIRE" light
Couch/Faraday silver light plate (unknown model number, but they are from the '80s) (2)
Edwards single-stroke chime (older model)
Edwards 270-SPO pull
Edwards 278B-1110 pull (rebranded by Honeywell)
Edwards 380 "Fire Horn" (front grille only)
Faraday F1G "Chevron" pull (non-addressable)
Faraday 6020 horn (3)
Faraday 2701-K retrofit strobe plate
Faraday "arrow"-handle pull
Fire-Lite BG-6 pull station
Fire-Lite BG-10 pull station
Fire-Lite BG-12 pull station
Fire-Lite SD14B smoke detector

IBM 4251-1 "Chevron" pull
IBM 4016 vibrating bell
Simplex 4001 panel
Simplex 4037-1 horn
Simplex 4040 horn (with flush grille)

Simplex 4050 horn
Simplex 4051 horn (2)
Simplex 4050-80 light plate (black "FIRE" lettering on lens)
Simplex 4050-82 light plate (blank lens)
Simplex 2901-9806 horn
Simplex 2901-9838 horn (2)
Simplex 2901-9549 horn (120 VAC 9838)
Simplex 2901-9320 vibrating chime (2)
Simplex 2902-9711 speaker
Simplex 2902-9732 speaker
Simplex 2903-9001 light plate (2)
Simplex 2903-9102 strobe plate
Simplex 4901-9805 horn (4)
Simplex 4903-9101 strobe plate
Simplex 4903-9236 horn/strobe
Simplex 4903-9148 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4903-9426 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4904-9174 remote strobe (with 4905-9921 plate)

Simplex 4905-9938 SmartSync module
Simplex 4906-9129 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4906-9151 TrueAlert speaker/strobe
Simplex 2098-9508 ion smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9536 4-wire smoke detector base (6)
Simplex 2098-9637 2-wire smoke detector base
Simplex 2098-9636 photoelectric "wiffle-ball" smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9642 photoelectric "wiffle-ball" smoke/heat detector head
Simplex 2098-9201 photoelectric smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9211 2-wire smoke detector base (2)
Simplex 4098-9601 photoelectric TrueAlarm smoke detector head
Simplex 4098-9788 TrueAlarm base
Simplex 4262-5 ionization smoke detector
Simplex 4259-35 smoke detector head
Simplex 4255-1 heat detector (rebranded Chemtronics 500-series sensor)
Simplex 4255-5 heat detector (rebranded Edwards sensor)
Simplex 4265 heat detector (rebranded Chemtronics 400-series sensor) (8)
Simplex 4263-1 coded pull (does 5-1-2)
Simplex 4251-11 "Chevron" pull
Simplex 4251-20 pull (2)
Simplex 4251-30 pull (with glass)
Simplex 2099-9756 pull
Simplex 2099-9795 pull
Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate (flashing circuit version)
Space Age Electronics A32 strobe plate (with RED lens)
Space Age Electronics VA4 horn/strobe (with trim plate)
Standard 200177 pull (needs a key!)
Standard 500-series heat detector (2)
STI Stopper II pull station cover (no sounder)
System Sensor P1224MC SpectrAlert horn/strobe
System Sensor P2R SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe
System Sensor 2451TH smoke/heat detector
System Sensor i3 smoke/heat detector
Wheelock RP trim plate
Wheelock 7002T horn/strobe
Wheelock AS-121575W horn/strobe
Wheelock ET-1080-SLM-24 speaker/strobe (rebranded by Simplex as a 4903-9184)
Wheelock MT-24-MS horn/strobe (same as the MT-24-LSM but with a 30-candela strobe)
Wheelock MT-24-WM horn/strobe
Wheelock E50 speaker/strobe

Pics will follow soon.
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:19 am

Hi Wiley,

I have a site that has a number of the old statitrol/simplex heads like the one you have in the last pictured post, it is on the top left silver one.

mine are all white, im trying to find some litreture on them, could you asissit in anyway??.

many thanks in advance

dean
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:20 pm

Been a long time, but I've gotten a few more new devices. Here's my collection list again, with the new stuff in bold.

Chemtronics 601 heat detector
Couch F1G "Chevron" pull
Couch/Exide remote "FIRE" light
Couch/Faraday silver light plate (unknown model number, but they are from the '80s) (2)
Edwards single-stroke chime (older model)
Edwards 270-SPO pull
Edwards 278B-1110 pull (rebranded by Honeywell)
Edwards 380 "Fire Horn" (front grille only)
Faraday F1G "Chevron" pull (non-addressable)
Faraday 6020 horn (3)
Faraday 2701-K retrofit strobe plate
Faraday "arrow"-handle pull
Fire-Lite BG-6 pull station
Fire-Lite BG-10 pull station
Fire-Lite BG-12 pull station
Fire-Lite SD14B smoke detector
IBM 4251-1 "Chevron" pull
IBM 4016 vibrating bell
Notifier NBG-12 pull station
Simplex 4001 panel
Simplex 4037-1 horn
Simplex 4040 horn (with flush grille)
Simplex 4050 horn
Simplex 4051 horn (4)
Simplex 4050-80 light plate (3, one with black "FIRE" lettering on lens, one with white "FIRE" lettering, and a blank one; the latter two are the older version with the horn fully recessed into the plate)
Simplex 4050-82 light plate (blank lens)
Simplex 2901-9806 horn
Simplex 2901-9838 horn (2)
Simplex 2901-9549 horn (120 VAC 9838)
Simplex 2901-9320 vibrating chime (2)
Simplex 2902-9711 speaker
Simplex 2902-9732 speaker
Simplex 2903-9001 light plate (2)
Simplex 2903-9101 strobe plate
Simplex 2903-9102 strobe plate
Simplex 4901-9805 horn (4)
Simplex 4903-9101 strobe plate
Simplex 4903-9219 horn/strobe
Simplex 4903-9236 horn/strobe
Simplex 4903-9148 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4903-9426 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4904-9174 remote strobe (with 4905-9921 plate)
Simplex 4905-9938 SmartSync module
Simplex 4906-9129 TrueAlert horn/strobe
Simplex 4906-9151 TrueAlert speaker/strobe
Simplex 2098-9508 ion smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9536 4-wire smoke detector base (4)
Simplex 2098-9637 2-wire smoke detector base
Simplex 2098-9636 photoelectric "wiffle-ball" smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9642 photoelectric "wiffle-ball" smoke/heat detector head
Simplex 2098-9201 photoelectric smoke detector head
Simplex 2098-9211 2-wire smoke detector base (2)
Simplex 4098-9601 photoelectric TrueAlarm smoke detector head
Simplex 4098-9788 TrueAlarm base
Simplex 4262-5 ionization smoke detector
Simplex 4259-35 smoke detector head
Simplex 4255-1 heat detector (rebranded Chemtronics 500-series sensor)
Simplex 4255-5 heat detector (rebranded Edwards sensor)
Simplex 4265 heat detector (rebranded Chemtronics 400-series sensor) (8)
Simplex 4263-1 coded pull (does 5-1-2)
Simplex 4251-11 "Chevron" pull
Simplex 4251-20 pull (2)
Simplex 4251-30 pull (with glass)
Simplex 2099-9756 pull
Simplex 2099-9795 pull
Simplex 4099-9001 pull
Simplex 4099-9003 pull (2)

Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate (flashing circuit version)
Space Age Electronics A32 strobe plate (with RED lens)
Space Age Electronics VA4 horn/strobe (with trim plate)
Standard 200177 pull (needs a key!)
Standard 500-series heat detector (2)
STI Stopper II pull station cover (no sounder)
System Sensor P1224MC SpectrAlert horn/strobe
System Sensor P2R SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe
System Sensor P4R SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe
System Sensor 2451TH smoke/heat detector
System Sensor i3 smoke/heat detector
Wheelock RP trim plate
Wheelock 7002T horn/strobe
Wheelock AS-121575W horn/strobe
Wheelock AS-24MCW horn/strobe
Wheelock ET-1080-SLM-24 speaker/strobe (rebranded by Simplex as a 4903-9184)
Wheelock MT-24-MS horn/strobe (same as the MT-24-LSM but with a 30-candela strobe)
Wheelock MT-24-WM horn/strobe
Wheelock NS-24MCW horn/strobe
Wheelock E50 speaker/strobe
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