Fire Extinguisher with Holder

Object Name: 
Fire Extinguisher with Holder

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Object Name: 
Fire Extinguisher with Holder
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
96.4.60
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 27.5 cm, D: 12.7 cm; (b) H: 32.1 cm, W: 10 cm, D: 17.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1933
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, wood, metal; blown, roughened. (a) Teardrop shaped bottle of colorless glass with ground "satin glass" finish and two black and silver paper labels with extensive instructions for use, one label on widest part of body is shaped like a four-leafed clover with the "AFS/USES" in center and instructions on each leaf "1/AUTOMATIC/FIRE EXTINGUISHER/WITH/ALARM 2/MANUAL USE/ SQUIRTING 3)/MANUAL USE/SPRINKLER 4/MANUAL USE/BOMBING", label on neck has "AUTOFYRSTOP/1969880/COMBINED UNIVERSAL/AUTOMATIC AND/OR MANUAL/FIRE ALARM EXTINGUISHER and DIRECTIONS FOR MANUAL USE/REMOVE FROM/FRAME BREAK OFF TIP OR ON HARD OBJECT USE TIGHT/GRIP ON NECK/ FOR BOMBING DON'T BREAK OFF TIP" on one side and "DIRECTIONS FOR MANUAL USE/ SPRINKLE/FOR THIN NEAR FIRE/SQUIRT BY SWINGING IN STOP MOTION FOR SCATTERED FIRES/ CRASH AT BASE OF HOT CONFINED FIRE" on the other. (b) Rack of wood and metal to hold extinguisher upside down has label with "PULL BOTTLE FROM FRAME AND CRASH AT EDGE OF FIRE" and "OR BREAK NECK ON HARD OBJECT AND SPRINKLE ON FIRE/ CAREFUL/ DO NOT TOUCH INSIDE".
Provenance: 
Page, Jutta A., Source
1996-06-10
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