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    Two in this 1960 house. Thought it was doorbell chime but house had one of those too.

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    Might be a mechanical fire alarm. Just guessing. They would wind-up and then release when they got hot.

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    Intercom? Doorbell?

    Where are they located?

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    speakers, stereo, remember that?


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    One located above front door and other above back hallway. Looked like there was a small trumpet horn shaped thing and blue light bulb inside.


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    Doorbell flasher for hearing impaired occupants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Clark View Post
    One located above front door and other above back hallway. Looked like there was a small trumpet horn shaped thing and blue light bulb inside.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alton Darty View Post
    Doorbell flasher for hearing impaired occupants?
    I agree with Alton (and Steven) - door bell, with a built-in light.

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    Old carbon tetrachloride fire extinguishers maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galen L. Beasley View Post
    Old carbon tetrachloride fire extinguishers maybe?
    All the old carbon tet fire grenades I have seen look more like this one

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    Good find Duane!!

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    Default Re: what is this?

    That was a good find, and from a first time poster.

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