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Catalog Number H.
Object Name Extinguisher, Fire
Description Extinguisher, Fire: blue glass bottle used as a "fire grenade." Embossed on bottle is the word "Star" inside of a star with a circle around it and, "Herden Hand Grenade". On the bottom is embossed "May 27, 84"; empty with stopper missing. These bottles were used as household fire extinguishers. They were full of a chemical fluid that when thrown at the base of the fire was supposed to extinguish the flames.
Date 1884
Dimensions H-8 Dia-5 inches
Caption Fire Extinguisher
Search Terms Fire
Fire Extinguisher