The new devices have not yet arrived... Figured I'd make pictures of what I've got, sorry if the pictures are terribly blurry, my "sub-par quality" Chinese GoPro Clone (aka backup camera) certainly does NOT take good pictures/videos at all!
Don't mind the timestamp on the images, it's completely wrong, again, blame my backup camera (and also blame the fact it has a spherical lens so it make everything look like distorted
Nugelec Manual MCP (rebranded KAC KR-1) :
It's real glass on this thing, I'm never ever going to activate it. Older KAC MCPs are rock solid, the absolute Bee's knee, but when it comes to wiring, the terminals are made in such a way that wiring these can become rapidly a excruciating pain in the back.
This particular model is very rare (actually that membrane style is, the mechanism is very common, albeit this one is a very early model) as it sports the Nugelec S.A. branding in lieu of Nugelec's stylized "triangular N" logo.
Merlin Gerin SR-57041 :
A very rare sounder, can do "Linear Continuous" and "NFS32001 AFNOR", Nugelec also had a Voice EVAC version that is rare as hen's teeth (and I missed one on eBay actually :/). These Merlin Gerin sounders have a particular place in my heart, because the school I attended to from 2nd grade to 5th (I skipped somehow 1st grade) had these, until said school was renovated because of a fire, the new sounders were Legrand ones and they sounded much quieter than the Merlin Gerin ones...
Fun fact: a library in my hometown still have these sounders, along with a RARE Merlin Gerin FACP that I really intend on snatching before it meets its demise!
My friend gave it to me as he needed to part with a lot of his collection... OFC that sounder isn't perfect, they have two retention clips on the back to clip on the backbox, with time the clips break loose, and guess what? a clip broke loose on mine. But surprisingly it still holds onto the backbox, in fact, I actually ponder if that thing actually ignores the laws of physics, because A) it is heavy (the speaker itself is quite large and heavy) and B) Only the top clip remains...
AE&T Pau T100 :
Yeah that's right, there's a company called AE&T located in Pau, they're the ones who installed the strobes on the Eiffel Tower! The T100 is one of their older sounder models (a rebranded E2S sounder actually, the PCB sports a E2S logo in the corner)
Anyways I'll have to make a 2nd message because apparently you can't have more than 3 attachments at a time... Argh.