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Offline RotaryOne

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wooden alarm box?
« on: November 14, 2015, 05:14:44 PM »
Does anyone know what this box may have been used for?  It's labeled Western Electric ED-92153-10.   Is it used for alarm systems or maybe a switchboard?   
I have tried to search the BSP manuals but I can't locate it by the number.

Any help is appreciated.

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 05:52:59 PM »
no idea...but I have the same box...Doug
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Offline G-Man

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 08:51:18 PM »
Does anyone know what this box may have been used for?  It's labeled Western Electric ED-92153-10.   Is it used for alarm systems or maybe a switchboard?   
I have tried to search the BSP manuals but I can't locate it by the number.

Any help is appreciated.
ED-92153-10 is the number of the circuit drawing. A photo of the overall enclosure might help in identifying it. Besides the TCI Library, a query posted to the switchers on the TCI list might also help identify it.

Offline RotaryOne

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 09:44:28 PM »
Does anyone know what this box may have been used for?  It's labeled Western Electric ED-92153-10.   Is it used for alarm systems or maybe a switchboard?   
I have tried to search the BSP manuals but I can't locate it by the number.

Any help is appreciated.
ED-92153-10 is the number of the circuit drawing. A photo of the overall enclosure might help in identifying it. Besides the TCI Library, a query posted to the switchers on the TCI list might also help identify it.

Thanks for the info.
It has eight red indicator lights on the top row and eight push button keys on the bottom row.  The box measures 9"x5"x5". 
I will try to post additional photos.

Offline G-Man

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 01:35:54 AM »
A recent thread on the TCI listserve discussed some of these boxes:

---In singingwires@yahoogroups.com, <kemartin@...> wrote :

To confirm what Steph. said. They were used (at least where I saw them)
as remote alarm indicators usually with an external alarm bell. For example
in one C.O. the Panel office had this type of indicator panel and displayed
alarms for the No. 1 Xbar, the No. 5 Xbar and the T-Carrier center.
Are you looking for something in particular like replacement lamps.
It always amazed me with the quality of these and other devices made
by Western Electric.

Ken

> On Sep 21, 2015, at 5:44 PM, Steph Kerman stfkerman@... [singingwires] wrote:
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> You should find a 5+2-digit ED- & Group number (which refers to a
> mechanical drawing) somewhere on it.
>
> There are various sizes of these cabinets. They were usually used for
> Line Load Control in small COs/CDOs. There were much larger ones used
> in metro COs and a smaller one with a fixed capacity of approx. six #4
> lamp caps for alarms only. A hand-held receiver was often hung from a
> hook on the side for monitoring alarm tone signals.
>
> As you say, this one looks like it was used as a remote alarm cabinet.
> Alarms from unattended offices or unattended floors in multi-floor
> buildings were often displayed at an attended location using cabinets
> like this or a smaller one.
>
> I may have a record of the ED # on one of mine but it's not something I
> can locate immediately.
>
> Steph

Offline G-Man

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2015, 01:46:31 AM »
From a 2007 auction:   
You are bidding on a vintage Alarm Indicator Box with a Receiver. It was produced by Western Electric & it is part #ED-92153-10. It is in like new condition & the box has dove-tailed corners.

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2015, 02:25:20 AM »
have have the same box, but Mine has 8 red lights and 8 green lights. I use it for a line status and power indicator Box. I have never found anything on this in the TCI Library.
John

Offline RotaryOne

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2015, 07:50:43 AM »
From a 2007 auction:   
You are bidding on a vintage Alarm Indicator Box with a Receiver. It was produced by Western Electric & it is part #ED-92153-10. It is in like new condition & the box has dove-tailed corners.


Yes, this is what it looks like.  The information you posted from the TCI is very helpful. 

Thank you and everyone for the information and as always, this forum is excellent. 

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015, 09:55:35 AM »
Turns out mine is not the same, yours is very cool. Whatever it is, I don't think mine was used. It is a great display...Doug
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: wooden alarm box?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015, 10:10:38 AM »
I had one of these that looked a lot  like Doug's. The lamp lenses were  different and I think were mainly red. I suspect I still have it somewhere.
Jim S.
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