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Pyrene fire extinguishers
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Minxy



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Pyrene fire extinguishers Reply with quote

Good day all.
My latest must have for each of my cars but there does seem to be lots of variation on the theme. There are brass ones, polished ones, Chrome ones, etc etc. Now as I tend to be rather anal when it comes to accessorising can you kindly gents give me the lo-down on the type/style that would have been fitted to a early fifties and later fifties car (if not the same)
Thanking you kindly
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Rick
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Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just so happens that on the floor behind me I have a near-immaculate Pyrene fire extinguisher, bought somewhere a few months ago (complete with the bracket, which is harder to find than the extinguisher itself). There are a few others around here, but this is the closest - it's a chrome one, and is dated 1955, so would be correct for a car of that era.

Or were the large ones more often found in commercial vehicles at this point in time, with smaller extinguishers making it into cars?

RJ
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Norseman



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Location: Essex UK

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The larger versions were always found in the cabs of London buses (RT/RTL/RTW) but as the chemical was very efficient in removing oil stains from clothing the partial discharge Pyrenes were replaced with total discharge items as strangely enough an empty extinguisher isn't a lot of good in fighting a fire Laughing
I have a smaller chrome version (empty) somewhere, one of these days I'll dig it out & see if it's dated.
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