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Antique railroad fire extinguisher C&O

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Sold Date: 08/01/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay



Up for sale is a C&O fire extinguisher its completely empty but could be put back into service if u really wanted to, it would require Sulfuric acid but it could be done. Its made of copper, with brass data plates. The data plates read:

Underwriters Laboratories

Inspected

21/2 Gallon Hand Fire Extinguisher

Classification A-1 NC 54720

The Buffalo. Fire Extinguisher

To Play

Turn Bottom Up

To Stop-Turn Back

Tested To 350 Pounds

Directions For Charging

Fill Bottle Half Full Of sulphuric Acid (4Fluid Ounces) Place Stopple on Same and Fasten into Cage. Dissolve 1 ½ Pounds Bi-Carbonate of Soda Into 2 ½ Gallons of Cold Water Pour Into Extinguisher To Filling Mark Screw Cap Down to Washer

Extinguisher Must Be Discharged & Recharged At Least Once A Year And Date of Charging Kept Upon Card Attached To Machine. Whenever Discharged Extinguisher Must Be Entirely Emptied And Thoroughly Cleaned Before Refilling. Must Be Protected From Frost.

Buffalo Fire Appliance Corp.

Buffalo F-M N.Y.,U.S.A.

This extinguisher, unlike others has C&O stamped directly into the copper base.

IT WAS USED ON C&O CABOOSES AND AT TRAIN STATIONS.

THIS IS IN VERRY GOOD CONDITION AND ITS OVER 45 YEARS OLD!!! (FROM 1940'S)

IT WAS MY GRANDFATHERS WHO WORKED FOR THE C&O RAIL WAY, HE RECENTLY DIED AND WISHED FOR HIS

RAIL ROAD ITEMS TO EITHER BE SOLD OR TRASHED.

IT IS HIGH POLISHED COPPER, AND BRASS PLATING

ITS IS DEFIANTLY A COLLECTABLE AND A MUST HAVE FOR ANY RAIL ROADER!

THIS FIRE EXTINGUISHER HAS BEEN BEAUTIFULLY POLISHED AND LACQURED FOR YEARS OF

MAINTENANCE FREE ENJOYMENT,................THIS IS A ANTIQUE PIECE OF FIRE FIGHTING

EQUIPMENT ,......... ( A TOOL THAT WAS USED TO PUT OUT FIRES) ........AND DOES HAVE ,SOME

SMALL DINGS IN IT WITCH ADDS TO ITS CHARICTER

ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK

I am taking offers in buy it now. Or atleast thats how i set it up.

And I almost forgot to say, to answer your question, I will ship to all of USA. PAYPAL ONLY!

~~~~~last one I am selling on E-Bay!~~~~~

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