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Dec 27 2013

FF: Exit Alarm

Category: Egress,Fixed-it Friday,Panic HardwareLori @ 11:48 pm Comments (8)

I just realized that this post had not been published yet…but it’s still Friday!  Enjoy the weekend!

The hardware on top is an old exit alarm, and the panic hardware has been modified so the vertical bar will actuate the exit alarm when someone pushes the crossbar of the panic.  INGENIOUS!

Creative Exit Alarm

Thank you to Rick Jermain of Allegion for this photo!

8 Responses to “FF: Exit Alarm”

  1. JE says:

    Why do I think ‘steampunk’ when I see this?

  2. Cda says:

    Is that your office door Lori ?? Come tell them to come into today’s age!!

    Thanks for 2013

    And happy new year and new company

  3. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    Hey dont laugh that thing worked! The alarm is 1940/1950 vintage and was made/private labeled by US Flare, Best Lock [now Stanley] and some others. It was always known as a “Model B”…

    I have an old Best catalog around here with a pic of that somewhere.

    The arm connecting the alarm to the VD 88 is not hand made.. It was part of the original alarm package.

    Simplex now Kaba used to make a like set to hook their 900 series push button lock to an exit device using a chain for one motion egress.

    • Lori says:

      Wow! I didn’t know that the arm was sold as a catalog item! I’ve only seen the exit alarms on their own.

      • Safecrackin Sammy says:

        The arm may have been an option, but it was factory made versus on site. Its not showing in my 1983 Best catalog but I know I have an older one around someplace with a pic in it.

  4. Eric Hirning says:

    Talk about “old skool”!

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