An ideas about this old extinguisher?

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An ideas about this old extinguisher?

Postby bass_engine » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:27 am

Hi folks,

I recently found this cool extinguisher in the back of my uncle's shop. It still has a charge after all these years, but I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about it? We figure it has to be pretty old, but that's about all we know.

I'm guessing the tank would have to be replaced if we wanted to sand blast it a bit and use it?

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Postby infernobuster » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:43 am

Looks like a pretty old C02 extinguisher.

Best option is to leave it as is, and place in the shop for a show piece.

If you wanted to sand blast it, or try and use it for its intended purposes i would highly suggest getting it hydrotested first.
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Postby LTES40 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:48 pm

Clean it up and use it as a display at the front door of your station.

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Postby hmckay91 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:16 am ... t=id%20asc

Model: Quick Aid Fire Guard 50A
Manufacturer: General Detroit Corp.
Manufacturer Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Manufactured Date: Before 1956
Context Technical: Commonly used in buildings & especially around aircraft. Now not often seen.
Description: Steel cylinder, cart, wheels, etc./ Rubber hose/ Synthetic nozzles.
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