Younger folk probably don't know what this thing is. And I kind of know because I have seen them before. This is a fire box, before everyone had cell phones, or even pay phones, they had fire boxes. If you saw a fire, you would open the door, pull the lever, a light would turn on, and a call would be made to the fire department. In those days people were a little more honest, they probably didn't pull them for fun like they would know.
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