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Posted 5 years ago


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I found this item in my grandpas garage. Would like to know how much it is worth. i dont see much about "Childs" by underwrites lab. it has a dent in bottem , where I assume was droped. It has the glass, cap and holder all perfect. should i polish this befor selling? Thank you for any help.

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  1. helloworld772002, 5 years ago
    i have the No. A 437917 if that helps
  2. tikiray tikiray, 5 years ago
    My opinion is that you shouldn't polish it. I have a similar extinguisher and I love it's patina. Others may have a different opinion though. I don't know what it's worth. I paid $35 for mine, which I thought was a good deal. Mine has the glass and holder intact too, which you don't find often.
  3. helloworld772002, 5 years ago
    thanx man! well see what an auction site thinks, when i try
    looks like 200 at least. anyone else know? thanx again man.
  4. frankiesgotstuff, 5 years ago
    beware!!!some state laws wont let you sell these types of fire extinguishers because of the chemicals used in it.
  5. tikiray tikiray, 5 years ago
    As long as it's empty you should be fine selling it. Wouldn't hurt to give the inside a quick washing out.
  6. oldfirestuff, 5 years ago
    Good evening. If you check my fire memorabilia site , you will see how neat these old soda acid extinguihers look when professionally restored. I have a couple of professional restorers listed on my links. I use to do it myself but it is about a 4 hour back breaking project with the right equipment. I would recommend that you straighten out the dents, a good body man can help with that. Please contact me if you have anymore questions. Thanks Pat H.

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