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  1. Fire Alarm Telegraph System

    A system of telegraphic lines for communicating the approximate location of a fire to a central station and thence to the separate fire-engine houses in a city or district. It includes alarm boxes, distributed at frequent intervals, locked, with the place where the key is kept designated, or in some systems left unlocked. On opening the door of the box and pulling the handle or otherwise operating the alarm, a designated signal is sent to the central station. From this it is telegraphed by apparatus worked by the central station operator to the engine houses. The engines respond according to the discipline of the service.

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