Rare Old Victorian Era SOMOL Glass Grenade Fire ExtinguisherRare Old Victorian Era SOMOL Glass Grenade Fire ExtinguisherRare Old Victorian Era SOMOL Glass Grenade Fire ExtinguisherRare Old Victorian Era SOMOL Glass Grenade Fire ExtinguisherRare Old Victorian Era SOMOL Glass Grenade Fire ExtinguisherRare Old Victorian Era SOMOL Glass Grenade Fire Extinguisher

Back in the Victorian era, people didn't have much in the way of fighting a small home fire. This rare glass grenade style fire extinguisher was about the best protection you could get while you waited for the horse pump truck to come.

The odd-shaped bulb is a white milk / iridescent glass 'bomb' that is (still) filled with an unknown liquid that presumably puts out a fire. These types of fire extinguishers were made and used between 1870 and 1910. They would be stored on metal brackets on the wall. This one is a SOMOL with original label and comes in its original bracket.

Glass is embossed...THE SOMOL CO. LTD. - BOSTON MASS. The metal bracket says...FOR YOUR SAFETY, etc.

The glass with bracket measures about 6 1/2 inches long by 3 1/2 inches high. The glass swings in the bracket and was made to pull out and throw when necessary. Now, consider it a collector's item for display only. Circa 1900.

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Rare Old Victorian Era SOMOL Glass Grenade Fire Extinguisher

$165


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