Fire extinguisher c.1941

Fire extinguisher c.1941

Code: M25467

£60.00 Approx $73.53, €69.85
 

Type S.A.2.  Red painted metal cylindrical fire extinguisher with handle to side and brass nozzle on the opposite top edge.  The cylinder is approximately 58cm tall x 18cm in diameter (25cm including the handle and nozzle).  Gold painted panel with wording 'EXTINCTEUR TYPE S.A.2.  IN CASE OF FIRE REMOVE EXTINCTEUR FROM STAND AND STRIKE THE KNOB EITHER BY HAND OR AGAINST A WALL OR PILLAR.  Tested to 350LBS per square inch,.  Manufactured in the Year  1941'.  There is paint loss, surface wear and corrosion in places but overall condition is reasonable.  Empty but clearly has debris inside.  Although not RAF/Air Ministry marked this is wartime dated and is the type of fire fighting equipment found on airfields and in wartime factories etc.  Rather worn and the GVIR cypher has worn off but nevertheless, it has a pleasing appearance and makes a great display piece.  It might be further improved with careful cleaning/waxing.  The Imperial War Museum has a similar example in their collection.  Heavy.  Inland sales only.  Stock code M25467.