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Firefighting261 of 290American LaFrance Fire Extinguisher Need InfoRed Ball Co. Automatic Fire Protection
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Posted 3 years ago

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reno1980
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don't know what there worth or if i can even sell them i know there from the fifties or forty's i think there cool but i dont know that much about them

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  1. Blake , 3 years ago
    I assume you know that those are 'Fire Grenades'.. They are made by Auto Fyr Stop (One word) the chemical in them is Carbontertachloride. It is a Cancer Causing agent, and thus banned back in the 1970's. These 'Grenades' usually sat on holders along a wall or from the ceiling. The holders had fusible links on them, that when heated up, would spring apart and allow the 'grenade' to fall. Or If someone were around, they could throw the 'grenade' at the base of the flames, thus inhibiting the chemical chain reaction that sustains fire. These usually go for between 25-75 dollars depending on size and condition. Sometimes people try to break the glass and drain the liquid. I would not recommend this as it is now a Hazardous Material. And it lessens the value overall. I used to have many of these, but sold them to a local antique shop because I got tired of transporting them every time I moved. They were great decorative pieces for my Fire Collection, and when lit up from above, or underneath were beautiful. The glass is clear, or red, or frosted... Older (and more valuable versions) came in many different colors to include blue, and orange. I would recommend taking them out of the box and photographing them individually. Then wrap them in Bubble wrap to protect them from breaking. I would try some local antique stores to sell them to, or you can try Ebay, although shipping them would be a pain, but I have done it, you just have to take a lot of cautions to keep it from breaking. (quadruple wrap and box each one)
  2. oldfirestuff, 3 years ago
    Good evening. Please check our fire memorabilia site out http://www.oldfirestuff.com . I do not recommend shipping these things at all. Legally they have to be listed as a hazardous material and marked accordingly. They have to be shipped by a approved haz. mat. shipper. If you do not follow the federal guidelines and there is a incident. It can turn into a Haz-Mat. Incident and I believe you as the shipper can be held legally responsible. I know in Illinois, the Fire deparments Bill for Haz-Mat spills and it is very expensive. I know I will not ship them and only sell sell them at outside events to avoid the liability. My comments as A Chief Fire Officer & Haz Mat Opt. WE tend to blow these incidents out of proportion. Hope this info helps you save some money. Pat H.

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