Vintage Red Star Fire Extinguisher, Firefighting Memorabilia, Fire Memorabilia

Vintage Red Star Fire Extinguisher, Firefighting Memorabilia, Fire Memorabilia


Ask a question

Thank you for viewing our Store,

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.

Circa, 1940s
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.

*** The shipping cost is calculated on this item and maybe higher than actual cost, we will reimburse all shipping over charges back to you once we ship the item.

To see more of our wonderful Antique and Vintage Industrial, Railroad and Tools click the link below to go to our Etsy store.

Sku# 5037
© 2012-2021 RiverRat Antiques, LLC all rights reserved.


Payment is due at time of sale. Please if you think you will need additional time or additional payment options please contact us before you place your order.
We except PayPal and all major credit cards.
We also accept payment by mail Money Order or Personal check, once your payment is received and clears our bank we will ship your purchase promptly.

Please proceed to checkout to see all payment options

Thank you
RiverRat Antiques LLC

Shipping from United States

RiverRat Antiques now offers free shipping to the Continental USA on most items.
Our free shipping does not include Alaska or Hawaii or any outlining territories. If you are in one of these areas, please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping: We ship most item via USPS, we also use UPS and FedEx. When shipping via UPS or FedEx we can not ship to a PO Box.

Domestic shipments will ship within 1-2 days using the lowest rate possible, usually Priority Mail with tracking.

International shipments will ship within 1-2 days using the lowest rate possible and with tracking if applicable, most international services do not offer tracking.

International Customers, if you would like a quote on shipping costs please contact us.

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

We do not accept returns, but we do want all our customers to be completely satisfied with their purchase, so if you feel you have been wronged or mislead in your purchase PLEASE let us know Immediately and we will try and make things right.

Thank you
RiverRat Antiques LLC