Bickle and Liberty dry powder fire extinguishers


Description
Media Type:
Object
Description:
Tube-shaped fire extinguishers manufactured by Canadian companies: Wawanesa Insurance Company (to give to their clients) and Bickle-Seagrave Limited. The tin tubes contained a safe dry powder (usually sodium bicarbonate) which was thrown into the base of a fire to put it out.
Diameter: 5.5 cm. Height: 56 cm(Liberty) and 54 cm(Bickle).
Notes:
In 1935, Bickle brothers took over the production and sale of Seagrave fire apparatus in Canada and on 1 January 1936, the name of the company changed to Bickle-Seagrave Limited. This highly successful alliance allowed the company to supply fire departments with all types of apparatus and Bickle-Seagrave soon became the largest fire apparatus manufacturer in Canada. Unfortunately Bickle-Seagrave was forced into bankruptcy in February 1956 and the name was changed to King-Seagrave (after being purchached by Vernon Bickle King) in May, 1956.
Inscriptions:
Liberty Fire Extinguisher:
"Hang on a strong hook
Liberty Fire Extinguisher
Trade-mark registered in US and Canadian patent offices
The original dry chemical guaranteed to retain its full strength until used and never to cake or deteriorate with age.
Non freezing and non poison.
Established 1898
Beware of imitations

Directions:
Pull down quickly thus removing cap, holding tube firmly. Hurl contents forcibly with clubbing motion into base of flames repeating stokes rapidly.
For Chimney Fires:
Open all drafts. Dust a few handfuls of powder into stove or furnace fire. This sends smothering gas and powder up chimney and kills fire therein.
Keep Dry.
Harmless to person and fabric
Always strike forcibly
Never sprinkle
Manufactured for and by the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Wawanesa, Manitoba Canada
Weight 3 pounds"
Dimensions:
Width: 5.5 cm
Height: 56 cm
Length: 5.5 cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Bickle-Seagrave Limited. Woodstock, Ontario Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. Wawanesa, Manitoba
Local identifier:
FHM00072
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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Bickle and Liberty dry powder fire extinguishers


Tube-shaped fire extinguishers manufactured by Canadian companies: Wawanesa Insurance Company (to give to their clients) and Bickle-Seagrave Limited. The tin tubes contained a safe dry powder (usually sodium bicarbonate) which was thrown into the base of a fire to put it out.
Diameter: 5.5 cm. Height: 56 cm(Liberty) and 54 cm(Bickle).