FIRE OUT glass fire extinguisher
Description
Media Type
Object
Description
FIRE OUT automatic fire extinguisher produced by Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Company. The bulb-shaped glass container with conical tip is filled with liquid. It is attached to mount bracket and hung on the wall and it could be easily removed in case of fire.
Notes
In the 1800s, glass fire grenades filled with suppressant liquids were popular but this type of glass extinguishers (with sealed opening) was designed in the 1910s. The glass bulb can be throw directly at the base of a fire or it will deploy automatically if a fire develops, being triggered by heat.
A glass sphere were filled with salt water or carbon tetrachloride (CTC). Carbon-tetrachloride extinguishers were withdrawn in the 1950s because of the chemical's toxicity–exposure to high concentrations damages the nervous system and internal organs.
Inscriptions
For fire
FIRE OUT
Automatic fire protection
Throw at base of flame
If absent or asleep, Fire Extinguisher works automatically at 125 °F.
Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Co.
179 Parliament Street, Toronto
Dimensions
Width: 14 cm
Height: 26 cm
Length: 12 cm
Subject(s)
Corporate Name(s)
Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Company 179 Parliament Street, Toronto
Local identifier
FHM00068
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:localhistory@notlpl.org
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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FIRE OUT glass fire extinguisher


FIRE OUT automatic fire extinguisher produced by Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Company. The bulb-shaped glass container with conical tip is filled with liquid. It is attached to mount bracket and hung on the wall and it could be easily removed in case of fire.