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Posted 6 years ago


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this was left at my grandparents property in the angeles national forest and amazingly survived the station fire... we would like to sell it since the owner seems to have disappeared but not knowing much about it i don't know how to even list it. my mom said it is old, but the tank on the back that looks like an acetylene tank or something makes me wonder. the only info my mom gave me is that it is an ansul.

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  1. Lee Sayer, 6 years ago
    Hi tanagee,seen one simular to this on The history channel "Restoration" a few week ago and it was a fire ext.Looks like your had hard rubber tires.Have fun in your quest.
  2. Jenny2669 Jenny2669, 6 years ago
    One like that was featured on the TV show American Restoration. I think he said it was an extinquisher used for big fires. The one they rescued had a bottle inside that was pressurized. Don't take it apart. It could injure you. Get a professional.
  3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 6 years ago
    I am sure this guy can tell you about it...
  4. ccwoil, 6 years ago
    We used to have these as flightline fire extingushers. The large metal bottle contained the dry powder extingushing agent (ANSUL) and the samller bottle had the Nitrogen charge to expel or propell the powder onto the fire. The gauges were for the Nitrogen charge pressures. One person could move these because it was well balanced and the large wheels helped also. Not sure if it is worth anything since the military had a bunch of them and there are probably some in a salvage yard somewhere. Hope this is what you were looking for.
  5. Tim Reese, 6 years ago
    As the previous comments! It can be considered priceless! I have seen them range from $1500-$5000! Do a bit of research, try antique Fire Extinguishers, or vintage! Also as one comment posted, if it is still pressurized be very careful! Good luck, I have been collecting, buying and selling for a while, you may have a "Diamond in the Ruff" with that one! Saw the same show were the found a good one w/o the wheels! Good luck!
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    These are still being made, ANSUL is the company that makes them and not the agent as stated before. Please have someone from an established fire equipment company evaluate this one before you do anything else, as to age, with out really getting close I'd say that it goes back to the 1970's or 80's no older.. but it would take a pro to tell. Here is a link to ANSUL wheeled portables.:
  7. pokettasus, 5 years ago
    Not sure if you had figure this out or not yet but that model is at least 50's or older. I would guess 40's myself. This is an Ansul Wheeled Unit typically used on airport landing strips and other areas where large fires would need to be fought in a "portable" fashion. There should be a hydrotest date or service date stamp somewhere on the unit. It might not tell you how old it is but it will let you know that it is at least as old as the test dates or older. Does the UL certification have a date?

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