Ordinary or Extraordinary?

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This sprinkler alarm stopped me dead in my tracks. Is it just me or is this super cool? I think it’s the font…

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  • …Still in business… started nearly a century ago in Hastings, Michigan by Swedish immigrant, Emil Tyden. You can still get parts for Viking fire alarms and sprinkler systems; still in Hastings, Michigan. -Reformed Somali Pirate…Tantum Erudio Es Solvo…Justitia Omnibus, 1790.

  • I say, “Extraordinary.” From a time when even the most mundane, utilitarian object was done with a certain amount of style. We need to go back to highlighting–not hiding–the infrastrucuture that makes life livable in the big city.

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