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    Posted 2 months ago

    dav2no1
    (249 items)

    Fire Extinguishers

    This the rest of my collection of firefighting stuff. I did have some fire grenades but they were still full. I gave them to a friend who was a volunteer firefighter. There's some brass fire extinguishers and a stainless fire extinguisher. I've had these for several years. I didn't pay more than $20 for any of them, so I think my investment paid off. I will never get rich with them but I enjoy them very much. some people would polish them I prefer them in their natural patina.

    Fire-Gun - this one has the original bracket
    The Defender
    Badgers Foam
    Essanay
    General Water- if you recognize this one then you know how much fun they are! Fill it with water, pressurize it and squirt the crap out of people.

    The first fire extinguisher of which there is any record was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey, a celebrated chemist at that time. It consisted of a cask of fire-extinguishing liquid containing a pewter chamber of gunpowder.

    The soda-acid extinguisher was first patented in 1866 by Francois Carlier of France, which mixed a solution of water and sodium bicarbonate with tartaric acid, producing the propellant CO2 gas. A soda-acid extinguisher was patented in the U.S. in 1881 by Almon M. Granger. His extinguisher used the reaction between sodium bicarbonate solution and sulfuric acid to expel pressurized water onto a fire.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      I'm always amazed at the things you post Dav2, such an eclectic collection.
      These are stylish and neat and interesting.
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Thank you! I do have a diverse collection. I am very visual and collect things that I enjoy looking at. This forum is fun for me because I get to show off my collections and in the process I rediscover why I loved the objects to begin with.

      My sister and I are both collectors and we recently open an Etsy store called North West Vintage. I would love to keep it all but I just can't. Check out our store NOWVI at Etsy. It helps me justify why I'm still buying!
    3. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      My sister and I are also both inspired by history and stories. So I try to include are any stories or history that I have of each item or items.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Love the look of those old extinguishers.
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      I'm agreeing 100% with racer4four, in that I also always enjoy seeing whatever new various things you show us here, of any variety. :-) :-) :-)

      I only have a few little 'firefighting' items in my own collection, including a brass extinguisher and a fire grenade (also still full, packed carefully in a box around here somewhere so it won't get inadvertently busticated, thus hazardous?) and an alarm box -- not sure at the moment whether I've ever shown the 1st two, but I think the alarm thingie should be back somewheres in my own list of 'past showings'??
    6. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Thanks. This encourages me to show more oh my collection. So stay tuned because I have a lot of stuff rat holed and I'm going to dig it out and share.

      I'm Just your average blue-collar worker. I was never good at saving money or with investments, so I just bought stuff that I thought would hold value over the years. I think I did okay and I still enjoy the stuff.
    7. lptools, 2 months ago
      Nice group of fire extinguishers, thanks for posting!!!! I appreciate the fact that you left the natural patina!! Good luck to you and your sister with your store!!
    8. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Thanks Iptools! I love garage and estate sales. And I can appreciate all sorts of different items. Our NOWVI at etsy store is just a way to not keep all the cool stuff we find. I enjoy the information research and learning new things.

      This forum great I'm glad I found it. I've already seen several items that I had no idea what they were. But I've also saw a few items that I'd like to start to collect.

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