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Object Name Extinguisher, Fire
Date 1940-1950
Description Red enameled rectangular metal box with black handle; contains 6 glass globe fire extinguishers filled with liquid. Plate attached to front of box is printed with silver and gold lettering on a dark blue background: "FOR FIRE / Shur-Stop / REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE / KIT / THROW EXTINGUISHERS AT BASE OF FLAME / INTERNATIONAL FIRE EQUIPMENT CORP. / WEST NEW BRIGHTON, STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK / MADE IN U.S.A." The globes inside are spherical, made of clear glass with a red coating; each rests on a wire loop holder. Box has a hinged drop-front with a brass clasp and hook closure.
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Fire extinguishers of this type are sometimes called fire grenades. Their intended use is described on the outside of the case, "THROW EXTINGUISHERS AT BASE OF FLAME." The International Fire Equipment Company was active in West New Brighton, Staten Island by 1929. In 1953 the business relocated to North Arlington, New Jersey.
Earliest Date 1940
Latest Date 1950
Maker International Fire Equipment Corp., West New Brighton, Staten Island
Subjects Fire extinguishers
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Regulative & Protective T&E
Catalog Number A31.0397
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2015.
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