Fire Alarm Indicator on Exhibit at Bowling Green Fire Department

fire alarm indicatorA unique combination fire alarm/indicator that most likely was used prior to 1907 in the fire house on State Street is now on display at the Bowling Green Fire Department Headquarters Building. Manufactured by Gaynor Electric Company of Louisville, KY, this alarm indicator was wired to call boxes throughout the city. Whenever someone used a box to call in a fire, this central alarm or indicator would ring in the Fire House and register the number of the box giving the firemen a location to respond to.

In addition to this item, The Kentucky Library & Museum collection houses other memorabilia from the Bowling Green Fire Department including the Maltese Cross badge or emblem from the cap of Fire Chief Walter J. Harvey, a section of fire hose, and photographs of the Bowling Green Fire House, firemen, and fire equipment.


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