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|The picture shows a view of this Old Metal Gamewell Company Advertising Watch Fob. It has a raised image of their famous logo of a hand with lightning bolts. The Gamewell Company is most famous for their fire alarm boxes all over cities and towns. The back is not pictured but it is marked as follows:|
THE CHAS. M, ROBBINS CO.
Here is some information from the company's website:
''For over 150 years, The Gamewell Company has been protecting people and
places throughout the world. Founded in 1852 by John Gamewell, the Gamewell
Company pioneered the first municipal fire alarm system in Boston by installing our now famous and well-recognized fire alarm street boxes. This system introduced the first wide-area network fire reporting system. Although this system is presently using modernized equipment, it is still operational today.
Our fire alarm street box exemplifies our early leadership in point identification systems and multi-criteria smoke sensing devices. Gamewell has a well-established network that distributes these innovative, quality products worldwide and continues its legacy with a commitment to excellence in life safety.
On March 5, 2003, The Gamewell Company began a new chapter in its 151-year history when Honeywell acquired substantially all of its assets and relocated the operation to its Fire Systems Group Headquarters in Northford, CT. The acquisition proved significantly beneficial for both parties. For Honeywell, it is a strategic fit to further its position as the world leader in fire detection technology. For Gamewell, it provides extensive resources necessary to continue the growth and expansion of its business.
For over a century, fire protection has been our only business and we invite you to explore our products, people, service, and the uniqueness of The Gamewell Company.''
The watch fob measures 1-3/8'' x 1-1/8''. It is in good condition with overall wear. It appears that it had been plated with gold or brass when it was new.
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