Shur-Spray glass fire extinguisher


Description
Media Type:
Object
Description:
"Shur-Spray Automatic Chemical Sprinkler" glass fire extinguisher manufactured by International Fire Equipment Corporation. The glass container used to be filled with carbon tetrachloride (CTC) and had a metal trigger at the end. It has a chain for hanging as it was usually hung from the ceiling in factories and homes were hung from the ceiling joists in factories and homes without adequate fire protection and it worked like a sprinkler system.
Container diameter: 15 cm.
Notes:
Carbon-tetrachloride extinguishers were withdrawn in the 1950s because of the chemical's toxicity.
Inscriptions:
"Shur-Spray"
The Automatic Chemical Sprinkler
Shurline International Patents pending

Directions for refilling
Place a funnel in the air tube and pour one gallon of SHUR-SPRAY chemical only.
Back of set screw in fuse arm and draw the arms together. Place cap in position over the end of tube, making sure that the composition washer is in place and slip fuse link over the ends of the fuse arms. Then tighten the set screw.
Keep spray head clean.
Manufactured by International Fire Equipment Corporation
West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York U.S.A."
Dimensions:
Width: 15 cm
Height: 46 cm
Length: 15 cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
International Fire Equipment Corporation
Local identifier:
FHM00073
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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Shur-Spray glass fire extinguisher


"Shur-Spray Automatic Chemical Sprinkler" glass fire extinguisher manufactured by International Fire Equipment Corporation. The glass container used to be filled with carbon tetrachloride (CTC) and had a metal trigger at the end. It has a chain for hanging as it was usually hung from the ceiling in factories and homes were hung from the ceiling joists in factories and homes without adequate fire protection and it worked like a sprinkler system.
Container diameter: 15 cm.