Grinnell type C fire sprinkler head

Mather and Platt Limited

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Grinnell type C ornamental 'Quartzoid' bulb fire sprinkler head, made by Mather & Platt, Manchester, c.1934-5 and probably used on a passenger ship or in offices. Part of sprinkler collection showing the development of fire sprinkler heads from 1885 when

the company acquired the UK rights for the Grinnell sprinkler patent.