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A few more eastern Oregon sirens plus a mystery siren

Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:51 am

Bell and diaphone, fire station, La Grande - along with Coos Bay, only two known diaphones in Oregon.

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Tiny fire siren, old fire hall, Island City (La Grande)

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Perspective of Island City palm-size siren

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Model 5, water tower, North Powder

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Sentry 3V8-H, Haines (not to be confused with Hines)

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Mystery siren, behind fire station, Imbler. It has nine ports, a 3 phase, 3 Hp. Westinghouse motor, no manufacturer labels, and is similar to other "paint can" sirens found all over Oregon. The rotor spins freely with finger pressure.

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Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:58 pm

Nice photos! I like the mystery siren. The fire dept with the siren on the ground, are you going to ask if they want it anymore and if you could get it?
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Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:44 pm

I love how beaten up and used that siren looks! A hard life..
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Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:01 pm

Nice finds and pictures! Yeah Mac, I agree with you.

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Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:52 am

poor beat up westinghouse. looks like something could use some TLC and a paint job.
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Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:13 am

Great Pictures! 8)

Do you know anything about that small one? I really wonder what its coverage is.
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Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:36 am

Toledo 2t22 wrote:
Do you know anything about that small one? I really wonder what its coverage is.
He says it is on the old fire hall, my guess is that it was just a warning for out-going trucks or something of the sort.. Around here we have flashing yellow lights to let people know when trucks are coming out.

Notice the bolt on the side? It is obviously modified at this point, I wonder if it wasn't even a vehicular siren originally? Maybe it is just my imagination, but I think I even see those little protector bars over the ports like fire-truck sirens have..
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Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:40 pm

Mac wrote:
Notice the bolt on the side? It is obviously modified at this point, I wonder if it wasn't even a vehicular siren originally? Maybe it is just my imagination, but I think I even see those little protector bars over the ports like fire-truck sirens have..
That rotor is about 15" diameter - definitely not a vehicle siren. These sirens are found all over Oregon. Here is one in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oytx9-Fd3G8
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Re: A few more eastern Oregon sirens plus a mystery siren

Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:44 pm

Daniel wrote:
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This guy is a 15" rotor? That must be a huge wire going up to it?
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Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:50 pm

15" rotor? Slightly bigger than a 2t22 rotor which is 14".

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