View Full Version : Identify the siren

Jean-Marc Dugas
08-17-2009, 06:52 PM

I received this siren from a friend of mine. It was used on a now retired fire apparatus. The Data plate is half painted but shoes the following:

Volts - 12
Amps - DC
Painted Over - 18 (I assume Model)
Painted Over - 2D15D6 (I assume Serial No)


In doing a quick internet search including John Dorgan's archive, the hits for a Federal Model 28 do not look like this one.

Found this video on YouTube of what seems to be the same model.

Any idea of what I have?

Todd Merrifield
08-17-2009, 07:24 PM
That same siren in the video has been on ebay off and on for like a year now. Looks to be a Federal "O" model:

Ebay auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/Federal-Sign-&-Signal-Model-O-Mechanical-Siren-NOS!_W0QQitemZ160355638684QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ200 90814?IMSfp=TL090814152001r14805)

For the record, a Federal 28 is probably twice as big as what you have there.

John Dorgan - Deceased - 1938 - 2012
08-18-2009, 01:56 PM
It "is" a Federal model O. The chromed version of this siren is the Federal model VG. It was the smallest siren in the Federal line and called "The Volunteer". It was made into the mid eighties.
John Dorgan

Jean-Marc Dugas
08-18-2009, 04:00 PM

Based on the serial number can you tell / guess the year it was manufactured?