Pyrene hand fire extinguisher


Description
Media Type:
Object
Description:
Brass container with a hand pump and black enamel mounting bracket. It was manufactured by the Pyrene Manufacturing Company and inspected by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada. The tank holds 1 quart and could be refilled after use through a filling plug.
It is hanging on the wall but this type extinguisher was often mounted on motor vehicles.
Notes:
The Pyrene Manufacturing Company filed a patent for using a carbon tetrachloride (CTC) to extinguish fires and in 1911 they patented a small, portable extinguisher that used the chemical. CTC primarily worked by creating a dense, oxygen-excluding blanket of fumes when exposed to fire. Carbon-tetrachloride extinguishers were withdrawn in late 1950s because of the chemical's toxicity.
Inscriptions:
"H.E.P.C.
Pyrene hand fire extinguisher
Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada inspected
.833 imperial (one U.S.) quart
Class B-2. C-2. No.93739 C

This extinguisher may be used on electrical fires

To operate turn handle to left
Work like a pump

Dimensions:
Width: 7.5 cm
Height: 35 cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Pyrene Manufacturing Company. Newark, New Jersey
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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Pyrene hand fire extinguisher


Brass container with a hand pump and black enamel mounting bracket. It was manufactured by the Pyrene Manufacturing Company and inspected by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada. The tank holds 1 quart and could be refilled after use through a filling plug.
It is hanging on the wall but this type extinguisher was often mounted on motor vehicles.