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Fire extinguisher

Post by jake » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:57 pm

What model number or make did 1941 17 ft barrelbacks use for a fire extinguisher. Where could I find one. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Jake

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Re: Fire extinguisher

Post by Bilge Rat » Tue May 01, 2018 6:37 am

I'm hoping that you're looking for a period correct extinguisher for use as a prop, not for fire fighting. The old ones used Pyrene as the extinguishing agent (carbon tetra chloride) a known carcinogen and were way undersized for fighting a real fire. Also not USCG rated for today and it was discovered that when it came in contact with hot metal, it produced phosgene gas (chemical weapons)! Mount the polished brass one to look period correct where it can be seen, but keep a 5 pound modern extinguisher on board for the real deal.
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Re: Fire extinguisher

Post by Bilge Rat » Tue May 01, 2018 7:02 am

E-Bay lists quite a few Pyrene extinguishers in, as usual for E-Bay, a wide range of prices. Finding an empty one in need of polishing might be the most economical way to go.
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Post by Matt Smith » Tue May 01, 2018 7:45 am

There used to be a website on the topic that had all the catalog info. Its litterally different every two years. Someone may have a screen grab of that chart. It was well done and now a dumb plumbing site? UGH. If you can score a ACCSESORY catalog from 1941 there will be one photo in there. I might have a photo someplace of my 1941 with the extinguisher on it. I think???????????? this is the one, its on ebay, the seller seems to know his stuff. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-GENERA ... SwR2RaJfYJ
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Post by Matt Smith » Tue May 01, 2018 7:58 am

Found a photo and the one on ebay is the one I had. The one on ebay is insane perfect. Only puts out vintage fires! HA. And about 70 bucks more than they go for, but its flawless.
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Post by drrot » Tue May 01, 2018 8:07 am

The one on EBAY, and all of them are pretty useless without the mounting bracket. Harder to find than the extinguisher. 1941 Accessory catalog shows a neat fire suppression system but no shots of a brass one.
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Re: Fire extinguisher

Post by Don Vogt » Tue May 01, 2018 8:08 am

There was this fellow Dan Sakas, who restored and sold them. wrote a great article about the different, mainly pyrene, fire extinguishers used in prewar days. It would have appeared in the Brass Bell about 12 years ago or so. Try searching for it in the archives. I believe there was an overlap of models around '41 or so, and also that cc used some other brand, too, if memory serves (general?) but the article will make it clear. Don't know if he is still around?

only for show. they contained carbon tetrachloride, as mentioned above. a killer to breathe.
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Re: Fire extinguisher

Post by drrot » Tue May 01, 2018 1:04 pm

1941 page from the FE site
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Re: Fire extinguisher

Post by jake » Sat May 05, 2018 9:59 pm

Thank you all for info. A great resource are the people on the web. Thanks again Jake

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