Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 8 of 365 Days of Boulderado Photos ~ Vintage Fire Extinguishers

These beautiful brass and copper fire extinguishers are excellent examples of the early pump-type fire extinguishers from the early 1900s. (Don't worry -- this isn't our first line of defense against a potential fire, just an interesting antique we keep around!) It wasn't enough just to hold two cylinders of fire-fighting power; whoever designed this piece also included a large mirror as well as two sets of hooks for you to hang your hat or overcoat. The fire extinguishers were manufactured by Julius Pearse Supply Co. in Denver.