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I went to an estate sale last week and came home with these. Roy
 

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Nice fire grenade! Just make sure you never accidentally use it in a fire! They were banned for firefighting in the 1950's because ironically enough the chemicals inside when exposed to heat decomposed into a toxic gas called Phosgene. :D
https://www.antiquetrader.com/collectibles/fire-grenades-history-and-collectability
Thank you for the information.
I didn't know much about it but I have another one I think is the same. It's in the attic and when I get a chance I'll pull it out and compare the two of them. The man conducting the sale didn't know it was a fire extinguisher until after I bought it. He said had he known he would have asked for more money...
I haven't had time to research it yet but I paid $50.00 for all the glass and $30.00 for the jug so hopefully I didn't get stung too bad. Roy
 

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I think $50 is a great deal for those! Even for the fire grenade alone that's a pretty good deal. And as far as I know a fire grenade of that era is probably just going to be filled with salt water rather than the nastier chemicals used later on.
 

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Thank you for the information.
I didn't know much about it but I have another one I think is the same. It's in the attic and when I get a chance I'll pull it out and compare the two of them. The man conducting the sale didn't know it was a fire extinguisher until after I bought it. He said had he known he would have asked for more money...
I haven't had time to research it yet but I paid $50.00 for all the glass and $30.00 for the jug so hopefully I didn't get stung too bad. Roy
Stung? Sounds like you stepped in S#!+
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