Fire alarm box in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.

Fire alarm box in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.


Image Number

  • TD00243

Year

  • 1957

Date Note

  • Photographed on January 29, 1957.

Series Title

General Note

  • The outdoor fire alarm box was an early method used to notify the fire department of a fire before people had telephones. Early boxes used the telegraph system. When the box was triggered, a spring-loaded wheel spun and tapped out a signal onto the fire alarm telegraph wire, identifying the box number. The receiver at the fire station then matched the number to the location.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30740B.
Fire alarm box in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.
Fire alarm box in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Fire alarm box in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. 1957. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/260705>, accessed 23 May 2019.

MLA

Fire alarm box in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. 1957. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 May. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/260705>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida)