This cool looking Quick Aid Fire Extinguisher design was first patented in 1938 and was produced by The General Detroit Corp and The General Pacific Corp–probably manufactured in the 1940’s. Made of brass, with an overall length of 13” (with the pump handle fully close) and 3” in diameter. It once held 1 quart of a Carbontetrachloride mix. In case of fire, you’d unlock the handle and pump the rod up and down to spray out the chemical. This old extinguisher features embossed lettering on a red background. It would make a great gift for a fire equipment collector or used displayed as a decorative accessory.
This fire extinguisher is in good vintage condition. The still shiny brass has a nice patina with a slight tarnish and the graphics are still quite legible. There are some surface scratches and scuffs to the brass cylinder but no dents or dings. The pump moves freely and locks into position. The original contents are all but gone–we did not test the pump to see if it still sprays.
Vintage General Fire Guard Quick Aid Brass Fire Extinguisher