|Object Name||Recorder, Train Event|
Event Recorder from the Emergency Power Control Center. Event recorders were used in the subway's electric power system until the mid 1980s. When an alarm was activated, this recorder would document the location of the alarm using a coded punch card system, and send an alert to the Emergency Power Control Center. These devices were also used by fire departments to monitor fire alarms.
Brass rectangular case mounted to metal base; paper tag with inscriptions on base front; case with cut glass front and top reveling internal mechanical components and paper feed mechanism; left side of case with brass lever with a small wooden knob at top; function of lever is unknown; right side of case with armature that supports the paper tape wheel which is suspended above the case top. Manufacturer's logo and inscriptions engraved onto right side of the case.
|Manufacturer||Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co.|
|Maker||Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Co.|
|Place of Origin||Newton, MA|
|Dimension Details||1 ft. 5 in. OH x 5 1/2-in. OW x 11-in. OD|
Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
|Number of images||6|