Quick Aid fire guard


Description
Media Type:
Object
Description:
Handheld, copper/brass, 5 1/2 gallon soda-acid fire extinguisher manufactured by General Fireguard Corporation and inspected by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada. The brass plates with directions for charging the soda-acid and that it is tested for 350 lbs. are attached to the cooper cylinder.
Probably 1940s or 1950s. Measurements for tank with handle; tank diameter: 20 cm.

Notes:
This is soda-acid type of extinguisher and a tank contains sodium bicarbonate dissolved in water and a bottle of acid in the top. When the extinguisher is turned upside down, the sodium bicarbonate and acid reacts to release carbon dioxide under pressure and then water/acid solution is forced out of the extinguisher.
Inscriptions:
Sticker with text:
"Do not use on electrical fires.
Use on paper-rubbish, wood-textiles.
For service call:
684-6713
Patrick Bros., 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines"
Dimensions:
Width: 20 cm
Height: 60 cm
Length: 20 cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
The General Fireguard Corporation, Ltd. Windsor, Ontario.
Local identifier:
FHM00070
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Location of Original:
Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum
2 Anderson Lane
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 ‎
Contact
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Email
Website
Agency street/mail address

10 Anderson Lane P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
905-468-2023

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Quick Aid fire guard


Handheld, copper/brass, 5 1/2 gallon soda-acid fire extinguisher manufactured by General Fireguard Corporation and inspected by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada. The brass plates with directions for charging the soda-acid and that it is tested for 350 lbs. are attached to the cooper cylinder.
Probably 1940s or 1950s. Measurements for tank with handle; tank diameter: 20 cm.