Maintained pressure powder fire extinguisher, c 1960s.

Made:
1960-1966 in England

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Maintained pressure powder fire extinguisher
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Maintained pressure dry powder fire extinguisher

This type of fire extinguisher employs a dry powder extinguishant and is particularly suitable for dealing with fires on the surface of flammable liquids.

The powder is expelled, on depressing the handle, by a charge of compressed air at 150 lbs. per sq. in. It is charged by means of an air pump or from a compressed air line.

Details

Category:
Firefighting
Object Number:
1966-327
type:
fire extinguishers
credit:
Pyrene Co. Ltd.

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