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Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:54 pm

Chrome fire extinguisher, very old but would clean up well ideal for showing in a Moggy but don't count on using it... :lol:

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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby philthehill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:59 pm

There is a very high probability that if you use a Pyrene fire extinguisher in an enclosed space you will kill yourself with the fumes.


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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:36 pm

As long as the fire is put out first :lol:
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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby paul 300358 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:37 pm

The pre filled ones contained Carbon tetrachloride which produced phosgene gas to starve the fire of oxygen. Iirc they were for engine fires, you sprayed on the extinguisher and quickly shut the bonnet. If you want to empty one, do it outside on a windy day.

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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby beamand » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:23 pm

Yes but they were usually empty when you needed them because tetrachloride was good for dry cleaning and was used for taking stains out of your clothes

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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby geoberni » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:20 pm

Pyrene was actually the company, not the contents.

Pyrene became CHUBB Fire in the early 1970s.

I imagine the example JOWETTJAVELIN is referring to is one of the old 'Carbon Tet' hand pump extinguishers as was seen on most buses in the 40s - 70s.
I've often seen them at Autojumble sites.
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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby BrianHawley » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:28 pm

beamand wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Yes but they were usually empty when you needed them because tetrachloride was good for dry cleaning and was used for taking stains out of your clothes
Particularly a problem in the historic RAF. Used for cleaning uniforms.
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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby philthehill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:52 pm

I purchased one of the old Pyrene fire brass finish extinguishers at the BMC Special Tuning closing down sale at Abingdon as it was one of the few items left on the day of the sale and I got there early :cry:

It is still full of fluid!


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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:37 am

paul 300358 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:37 pm
The pre filled ones contained Carbon tetrachloride which produced phosgene gas to starve the fire of oxygen. Iirc they were for engine fires, you sprayed on the extinguisher and quickly shut the bonnet. If you want to empty one, do it outside on a windy day.

Phosgene, produced by mixing carbon monoxide and chlorine........used as a poison gas in WWI. So, yes, treat with caution! :o

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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:21 pm

SOLD, and guess what, nobody died. Amazing.
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Re: Pyrene chrome fire extinguisher

Postby les » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:12 pm

Must have been empty! :D



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