Burglar-alarm



an automatic device for giving an alarm when a window, door, safe, etc., is opened or tampered with, as by a burglar.
Historical Examples

Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
The Doctor’s Red Lamp Various
Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
The Rulers of the Mediterranean Richard Harding Davis
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 25, 1893 Various
True Detective Stories Cleveland Moffett
Chapters from My Autobiography Mark Twain
Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
The History of the Telephone Herbert N. Casson
The History of the Telephone Herbert N. Casson

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