Fire alarm pull box, Eliot, ca. 1860

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Fire alarm pull box, Eliot, ca. 1860

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Moses Gerrish Farmer (1820-1893) of Eliot invented this fire alarm pull box, the design of which is still in use today.

In 1847 he invented the first electric railway car. He was a transcendentalist, believing that his inventions were emanations from God, and, in this spirit, did not patent his inventions in his early years.

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  • Title: Fire alarm pull box, Eliot, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: Eliot, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 7T
  • Object Type: Image

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Eliot Baha'i Archives
657 Goodwin Rd., Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 439-9411

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