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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Picked up 6 of these at a garage sale about twenty years ago.They were still in the original wrapping.One of the balls must be chipped because there's not must liquid left inside.
    Don't know much about their history or what their value would be?
    Every once and awhile I take one out to show and get some interesting conversations going.

    Evan in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      I have two brother-in-laws that are firefighters. VERY cool. What doel the label say? Have you typed that into the Google bar?
    2. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 11 years ago
      be careful with this type of carbon-tetrachloride extinguisher -- aka Fire Grenade -- a glass sphere filled with CTC, that was intended to be hurled at the base of a fire (early ones used salt-water, but CTC was more effective). Carbon tetrachloride was suitable for liquid and electrical fires and the extinguisers were fitted to motor vehicles. Carbon-tetrachloride extinguishers were withdrawn in the 1950s because of the chemical's toxicity–exposure to high concentrations damages the nervous system and internal organs. Additionally, when used on a fire, the heat can convert CTC to Phosgene gas [7], formerly used as a chemical weapon.

      Probably worth around $50 each - watch ebay - but be careful if shipping them --
    3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      Carbon-tetrachloride was sold under the brand name CARBONA. We used it to clean leather shoes before polishing them.
    4. Bradley Zimmerman, 11 years ago
      I have most of a set of glass balls filled with something looks like water.6 in a wooden case.Any idea what they are worth.
    5. Dave Whitesell, 11 years ago
      I have an old Fyr Fyter extinguisher. It isnt like any other that i can tell from internet pics. It has the red square box at the top and the fireman emblem between fyr and fyter seems to be minimized if it is even there (its pretty well darkened with age). This is a brass pump type with an approx. 13 inch cannister. Below the red square part id a black rectangle that says how to use it then below that is a taller gold rectangle and below that is a short red rectangle then a black rectangle below that. WHEW!!! It says SUPER above Fyr. Any details about age or guidance to a restored extinguisher collectors site would be appreciated. Pictures preferred on the site thanx
    6. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 11 years ago
      Awesome I have one of those that I got from my dad, They are really interesting, that one is a nice one!
    7. richard, 11 years ago
      I have the new super Fyr Fyter Fire is mounted on a wall hanger.I think it is brass but i'm not sure.on the front there is plate with all the info. it was made in Dayton Ohio and it has a classifacation number that looks like 8647.the plate with the info is red and black. I think it is full but not sure..any info would be great.thanks
    8. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 11 years ago
      Pictures people....................we can't tell a thing from what you are telling us......most would really like to help but you make it so difficult...
    9. cindyjune cindyjune, 11 years ago
      They are cool. I have a community club nearby that still has many of those on the ceiling! (their sprinkler systems have been updated)

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