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WWII German fire extinguisher (?)

Article about: Hey Guys - an item I've not seen before... Is this a fire extinguisher, maybe used in tanks or some kind of armored vehicle? It's made of red copper I belive. THX, Fabe

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    I don't think it was a fire extinguisher (if that's what it really is) used on AFV's by the Germans as these were almost exclusively made by TETRA and generally marked as such.

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    Regards, Ned.
    Would TETRA be the trade name because the extinguisher held Tetrafluoromethane also known as carbon tetrafluoride? I seem to remember seeing very old glass fire grenades with this liquid inside. A nasty substance and due to its density, tetrafluoromethane displaces air, putting fires out and creating an asphyxiation hazard in inadequately ventilated areas. It also has an atmospheric life of 50,000 years which makes very bad for the environment.

    Rgd's, Mark.

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    made a couple of more pics, maybe the text could be readable...

    "FEUER......" (?)

    edit: mystery solved - looks like "Feuerlöscher" (fire extinguisher)

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    Last edited by Fabe; 08-29-2015 at 09:26 PM.

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