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Posted 4 years ago

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officialfuel
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This was one of my first antiques bought over 22 years ago in Waynesville, Ohio at the Sauerkraut Festival. I found this beautiful fire extinguisher in one of there antique stores. It's all copper with a brass name plate. I'm sure someone put some kind of finish on it because it has never tarnished in all the years I've had it. It's a nice conversation piece in the living room.

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  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you trukn20!
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you jsquig!
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you chevy59!
  4. Jackie Jackie, 4 years ago
    It's truly beautiful. I have a similar one (not pretty and shiny, though) that came from a hotel my great grandfather built in 1901. Does yours have a date?
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you destiny.g.v.! Also thank you Jackie for the nice compliment! I will have to look for the date. :-)
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456!
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you MooreAntique!
  8. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you toolate2!
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you mark!
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you leighannrn!
  11. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you pickrknows!
  12. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Designer!
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you egreeley1976!
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you mtg75!
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you packrat_place and Longings for the love! Have a Happy New Year!
  16. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    My first pick was a fire extinguisher like this, I found it in my Grandfathers barn over 35 years ago. It's a beauty!
  17. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you PeterN!
    Thank you BELLIN68 for the love and comment!
    Thank you walksoftly for the love and the comment!
    Thank you jamiedpt!

    Michael
  18. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you packrat-place!
    Thank you shughs!

    Michael
  19. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    we used to get 4 bucks apeice for those 35 yrs ago sold about 25 of them
  20. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you lundy for the love and the comment!
    Thank you Chevelleman69!

    Michael
  21. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you scottscuff for stopping by and commenting!

    Michael
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you sanhardin!

    Michael
  23. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you junkmanjoe!

    Michael
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you crswerner!

    Michael
  25. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love!

    Michael
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 15 days ago
    Thank you SPEEDWAYPICKER and vintagegirl66 for the loves!

    Michael
  27. Kydur Kydur, 5 days ago
    I recently acquired two of these things and am thinking about polishing one to look like yours - they certainly are eye-catchers when buffed up like that! I also like the patina-aged tarnish look as well so I'm always torn on the subject of polishing.

    It would certainly have a lacquer coat on it to keep it looking that way. In my research on the polishing process I've learned it has to go directly for lacquer after being polished in order to preserve the superb shine that yours has.

    Here's some good 2-part videos on the professional polishing process. They say it took 1.5 hours and it's quite an amazing transformation:

    Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqQcBJ6A5HY
    Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M7UtyS5W1U
  28. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 days ago
    Thank you Kydur for the love and the info!

    Michael
  29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 days ago
    This is truly awesome offiicialfuel!! I love theses old fire extinguishers. My brother found one, very similar, in a home he bought and restored many years ago. He had it restored and keeps it beside of his unused fireplace. Yours is a really great show piece!!
  30. Kydur Kydur, 5 days ago
    Just curious to know if you've unscrewed the top to determine if the glass soda bottle, gravity plug, and metal bracket is still intact?

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