THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

CHAMBERS STREET
New York Subway

by John Hinson

Interior of Chambers Street tower
Photograph 10/6/58, by Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

A view inside Chambers Street tower on the New York Subway system.

The power-operated lever frame was manufactured by the federal Electric Company, and took the term miniature levers to its limit! The levers are a miniature representation of a full-sized interlocking machine, right down to the rockers driving the mechanical locking in the style of Saxby & Farmer, whose frames of the type were popular in the United States.

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