11 Responses

  1. debra says:

    I remember these as the 12 o’clock whistle. I believe they are around the train station.

  2. escaped68 says:

    They are part of the air raid sirens/public address system from the 50’s early 60’s. They were tested every sat. at noon.and also used to make important announcements to the people such as no school, lost child, calling off duty cops & firemen in for a emergency and warning of bombing raids by the godless red hoard.

    • joey maxim says:

      68 wow your old..prior they were on the poles during ww2..blackouts and air raid wardens yelling close them curtains…[quote comment=”216147″]They are part of the air raid sirens/public address system from the 50′s early 60′s. They were tested every sat. at noon.and also used to make important announcements to the people such as no school, lost child, calling off duty cops & firemen in for a emergency and warning of bombing raids by the godless red hoard.[/quote]

      • escaped68 says:

        We had air raid drills and the nuns had us get under our desks, this went on in all schools. my cousin lived in weehawken and all of the students were given army type dog tags.. We were shown movies that instructed us to lie next to the curb with our faces into the curb if we saw a bright flash in the sky. The sirens and public were part of the” early warning” system. This was in the 50’s and that is why that generation is f**k up.[quote comment=”216158″]68 wow your old..prior they were on the poles during ww2..blackouts and air raid wardens yelling close them curtains…[/quote]

  3. BRHOB1986 says:

    Its on observer hwy and washington st

  4. NJDiver says:

    Those are not from the system that was used in the 1950’s & 60’s. Those are LONG gone. The speakers pictures are for the Hudson County emergency notification system. Another by product of the September 11th attacks. They’re only a few years old. I think those are the one’s on Washington Street & Observer Hwy.

    • joey maxim says:

      those speakers were on the telephone poles during ww2 aka 40’s…btw they were efficent and better at the time compared to oem,city hall calling in the event of emergency..[quote comment=”216160″]Those are not from the system that was used in the 1950′s & 60′s. Those are LONG gone. The speakers pictures are for the Hudson County emergency notification system. Another by product of the September 11th attacks. They’re only a few years old. I think those are the one’s on Washington Street & Observer Hwy.[/quote]

  5. hoboken411 says:

    Correct answers. Here’s another shot to put it into perspective:

  6. escaped68 says:

    Somebody out there has got to know, the answers range from WW2 to 9/11. Will someone who really knows help settle this.

  7. LobstaGirl says:

    Aren’t there the new Public Announcement speakers that informs all the self entitled people to WAKE UP and get a life?

  8. paco says:

    This is over by dunkin donuts, “fresh donuts” alerts for HPD ! ha ha :mrgreen:

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