01/04/12 76 W, 1 I - + 6 - 5 Air Horn Atop Laurinburg Former Fire Station


Here's what looks like a well-weathered Gamewell diaphone air horn, found and photographed on a pole beside the town's former fire station in the 400 block of Farley Street. Pics of the building to be posting. Perhaps readers can provide more building information. Air horns were an alternate alerting device back in the day, instead of bells or sirens. Wake Forest used one, for example. Click to enlarge:
   





Bay Leaf also had one, but it was in addition to their siren.
DJ - 01/04/12 - 19:43

So did New Hope
AB - 01/04/12 - 21:19

So did Falls. Just like Bayleaf, the air horns were an addition to the siren.
Marcus - 01/05/12 - 08:55



  
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