A gallery of unusual alarms


Oobject's gallery of strange burglar alarms is frightening, if only because so many of the older models seem to involve guns. So instead of clockwork muskets that honked your face off with iron shot and sent your tympanic membrane flapping like a loose sail, let's excerpt a more refined alarm: this clockwork doorstop from the 1870s which, if forced, would emit a clarion chime.

"Sir, set sand to your inkworks" it warned, "you are but a moment from the shillelagh."

top 10 unusual burglar alarms [Oobject]

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