Vintage WWII 1943 Kidde CO2 7LBS Life Raft Fire Extinguisher, Rare Naval Life Raft Fire Extinguisher

Vintage WWII 1943 Kidde CO2 7LBS Life Raft Fire Extinguisher, Rare Naval Life Raft Fire Extinguisher


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We have for sale a Vintage WWII 1943 Kidde CO2 7LBS Life Raft Fire Extinguisher,
This is a very rare fire extinguisher made specifically for the US Government during World War 2 it was designed to be used in a Naval Life Raft.
The tags attached to the tank are the last inspection tag (marked Dec 1, 1952) and a cloth bag containing parts for servicing the Extinguisher. You won’t find a lot of information on this Extinguisher due to the fact it was made specifically for the US Government.

Kidde, Patent Pending
Co2 7LBS
Spec. AN-C-73
For use with Life Raft
Spec. AN-R-2
Prop. US. Govt

Date Stamp on tank reads US GOVT 3-43
Condition; It appears to still be full and unused, has minor light scuffs.

Early 1940s – Walter Kidde Company produced self-inflating life rafts and flotation vests, specially designed fire extinguishers for ships, tanks and aircraft, fire suppression systems for aircraft engines and compressed carbon dioxide devices for operating retractable landing gear and bomb bay doors and compressed oxygen systems for B-17 and B-29 bomber crews among so many other items essential to Allied troop safety during World War 2.

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