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Fire alarm call box on post

Object Number: 
INV.8993
Date: 
ca. 1905
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 86 x 8 1/2 x 14 in. ( 218.4 x 21.6 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Red painted iron fire alarm box with arched pediment top attached to wooden post; white painted metal sign nailed to post "Fire Alarm Key/Saloon/462 7th Ave." in black; center plaque of arms of New York/"Metropolitan Fire Department"; below "New York Fire Alarm Telegraph Post/458/Frederick Pearce, N.Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group