Alert fire extinguisher
Description
Media Type
Object
Description
Handheld, copper/brass, soda-acid fire extinguisher manufactured by La France Fire Engine & Foamite Ltd. The brass plates with directions for charging the soda-acid and that it is tested for 350 lbs. are attached to the cooper cylinder (they are in both English and French).
Measurements for tank without rubber hose; tank diameter: 20 cm.

Notes
LaFrance Engine and Foamite Limited was a Canadian fire apparatus manufacturer located in Toronto and Cooksville, Ontario. Seeking a share of the Canadian market, the American LaFrance Company of Elmira, New York, set up a plant in Toronto under the name American LaFrance Fire Engine Company of Canada Limited. The company expanded rapidly and was renamed LaFrance Fire Engine and Foamite Corporation in 1928 and sold apparatus under this name until 1971.
Inscriptions
"Tested for 350 lbs.
fire extinguisher
ALERT
Extincteur A incendie"
Dimensions
Width: 20 cm
Height: 60 cm
Length: 20 cm
Subject(s)
Corporate Name(s)
La France Fire Engine & Foamite Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Local identifier
FHM00071
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
Emaillocalhistory@notlpl.orgWebsite
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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Alert fire extinguisher


Handheld, copper/brass, soda-acid fire extinguisher manufactured by La France Fire Engine & Foamite Ltd. The brass plates with directions for charging the soda-acid and that it is tested for 350 lbs. are attached to the cooper cylinder (they are in both English and French).
Measurements for tank without rubber hose; tank diameter: 20 cm.