Added 6 more panels to my collection

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:38 am

Well, this weekend I ended up buying 6 different panels from an electrician who works on installing fire alarm systems (he says he has a bunch of other older panels so most likely will be getting more in the future). Plus I got 2 job opportunities from it so hopefully they will work out! Anyways, here is a list and a little desc. on each panel (pics will be coming tomorrow hopefully):

Mirtone 7600- 6 zone panel with 2 bell circuits. From the names of the zones and the big no smoking sign on the front, I assume this panel was taken out of a school. The earliest date I can find on it was Jan 5/94 for a verification, them that last inspection date was Oct/2014. This panel is missing its transformer.

Mirtone 7800- 12 zone panel, with 2 bell circuits. I assume it was taken out of a apartment building, or hotel. The earliest inspection date was May/99 and last inspection date was May/11. Both this and the 7600 have switches for fire drill (its a non coded system) or silence test, lamp test, auxilliary switches, and 1 minute silence inhibit.

Edwards 1527- 1 zone panel, non coded I believe. It is a brand new panel (no inspection stickers, no knockouts removed), but I can't get it to work. When I apply power, I hear what sounds like a click from the transformer but nothing else. I'm thinking the transformer blew, but not too sure.

Mircom FA-102T- Also a 1 zone panel, brand new, looks like it was used for demo purposes, as whoever had it switched the coding from code 3 to continuous.

EST 1- Last inspection date on this one was Oct/07. Looks like the transformer blew, as I applied power nothing happened. Then I take the board out and reveal this section of resistors that fried and just a black mess. Plus there was a little 8 legged friend living in there too. Not sure what to even do with this panel, was thinking I could try to rewire and sodder new components back in (as I would be using it for test/collection purposes only), but I would need a schematic and ratings of components to even do that, as they are unreadable.

EST 6601- Yeah, I know I have this panel already. I bought it to use as parts for the one thats on my demo board right now. See, I caused an intermittent trouble on it when I kept flicking the switch back on and off my 270-SPO, trying to see how long I could keep it 'pulled' before I can put it back before it would send an alarm signal. Dumb move I know. But, now that I have this 6601, I'm going to use the motherboard for the one on my demo board, although it's buzzer doesn't work. Its earliest inspection date was Apr 23/96, and last was Jun/15.
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:24 am

Woah! Nice going!
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Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:06 pm

Really great finds that you got! These are very cool! Very nice additions!
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:00 pm

I'm sorry for the late reply, I have been super busy lately. I'm having some troubles uploading the photos so I will hopefully have them on here later tonight or tomorrow!
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:40 am

Again, so sorry for the delay, but here are the pictures!

Mirtone 7600

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Mirtone 7800

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Edwards 270-SPO (screw type)

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EST 6601 (Was used for parts for my other 6601)

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Mircom FA-101T

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Edwards 1527 (Transformer clicks when powered, doesn't work but looks new?)

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EST 1 (Note the burnt resistors, looks like the transformer blew)

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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:12 pm

Awesome additions! Those Mirtone panels are definitely becoming a rare sight.

I'm particularly intrigued by that pull station, as I've never seen a 270-SPO that uses a Gamewell Century-style screw as a locking mechanism. I would have assumed it had been modified, but judging by the photo of the backplate, it almost looks like it was manufactured that way.
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:06 am

Nice pictures of those panels that you had taken! These really are some great finds!
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