Fire Extinguisher

 
Fire Extinguisher
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  • Title :     Fire Extinguisher
  • Artist:     Red Comet Inc. Maker
  • Accession:     84.15.2.1
  • Country:     United States Littleton Colorado
  • Date:     1929
  • Dimensions:     Inches 11-1/2 4-1/4 diameter, Centimeters 29.2 10.8 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Industrial Design
  • Subject:     Safety , Industrial Design , Glass/Glass Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     84.15.2.1-3.JPG
  • Tags:     Industrial Design
Description:
Bulb-shaped clear glass fire extinguisher painted red and filled with water in a metal holder; called the "Red Comet"; heat is able to make glass explode for release of water contained within but label says it can be thrown manually over fire as well.