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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Firefighting ➔ Fire extinguisher, glass

Identifier:
134485
Description:
Glass grenade style fire extinguisher “bombs” are glass bulbs filled with salt water or the harmful chemical Carbon Tetrachloride. Manufactured between the 1870s and 1910 they were thrown at the base of a fire to extinguish the fire. The glass is often hand-blown, patterned or colored. This extinguisher was manufactured by the Hayward Co. in New York. 
 
Date:
1880 – 1910
Materials:
Glass
Dimensions:
6" h 4" w 4" d
Current Location Status:
Museum School Programs
Source:
Gift of Mrs. Thomas S. Heins
Maker/Donor
Hayward Co.
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