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1950's USAF fire extinguisher

Article about: Howdy y'all, I found this last Saturday, I saw it said USAF and thought that it as a pretty cool item. One is stamped with a "S" on the brass fitting and the other is not. From wha

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    Howdy y'all, I found this last Saturday, I saw it said USAF and thought that it as a pretty cool item. One is stamped with a "S" on the brass fitting and the other is not. From what I have found it appears to me made sometime in the 1950's. The person I got it from used to refill fire extinguisher's. Both still have some kind of hellish liquid in them, although only one can still squirt out the liquid. I use the term ""hellish" Because the one that works accidently went off on me. I can say from experience that it burns, (but does not scar your skin), makes your nose and eyes water and makes you keep coughing for a long time. But one pro is it makes for one heck of a ant spry. I just though that it looked pretty cool.

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    Please be careful as these old extinguishers can contain some pretty nasty chemicals! interesting item though!..
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    Thank you for your response, yes I now know that they are not full of water. I thought that they both looked cool.

    From Alex

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    Thank you for the link. It would appear ether both have or used to have Bromochloromethane. This stuff appears to be very cheery! Bromochloromethane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Yep VERY nasty stuff indeed!..
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    Just got the heebie jeebies reading about this stuff.

    From Alex

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    bromochloromethane - PubChem
    I know we are not a health and safety forum, but any chance of a "sticky" somewhere to warn people about messing with this stuff?..
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    You have a really good point. I had no idea what was in it, nor was I purposely messing with it. If would be wise to start a thread with stuff people have found toxins in. Simply to warn others about what it is.

    From Alex

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    Quote by shortbuss55 View Post
    You have a really good point. I had no idea what was in it, nor was I purposely messing with it. If would be wise to start a thread with stuff people have found toxins in. Simply to warn others about what it is.

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    I'm sorry i didn't mean to imply you were fooling around with it!...
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    Wow, I wasnt aware of this, I had an extinguisher in my collection for a little while just like it and traded it off with no idea.

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