Vintage Red Star Fire Extinguisher, Firefighting Memorabilia, Fire Memorabilia
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We have for sale a Red Star Fire Extinguisher
Wonderful Copper and Brass Fire Extinguisher made by the General Detroit Corp. labeled the RED STAR. We found this lovely Fire Extinguisher in central South Dakota; it still has the pressure test label on the side from February 1972 issued by Jim’s Fire Equipment of Yankton South Dakota.
This is a 2-1/2 gallon copper tank Extinguisher with brass raised letter labels. At the base of the front is etched (Sure Sweat Seam, Patent Pending). On the backside it has beautiful rivets running up the seam and a hanger for attaching to the wall. It has been emptied and rinsed out thoroughly, the top does easily unscrew, and the chemical bottle and holder are still in place. On the bottom the handle has been removed.
This will make a wonderful display item for years to come.
Harry W. Huthsing founded the company in 1903 in St Louis as the National Belting & Hose Company. The name General Manufacturing Company was adopted in 1905. Production of fire extinguishers began in 1918. The company changed its name to the General Fire Truck Corporation in 1926 and began collaborating on fire trucks with other manufacturers, including Pierce-Arrow and Studebaker.
The company moved to Detroit in 1936 and was renamed the General Detroit Corporation in 1942.
Measures, 24” tall, 7 ¼” diameter at base.
Condition, very good, couple normal small dings and scuffs. Please see all photos as they are part of the description.
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