Feature of the Week – May 20th, 2022

This week’s “Museum Feature of the Week”, is the Fire Extinguisher! This small water tank, included a hand pump and hose. The hose attaches to a short brass spray wand. It was designed to be worn on the back and used to put out small fires. This was commonly used in the 1960s. It has a molded back support with air circulation for added comfort – especially designed to extinguish brush or small localized fires beyond the reach of fire trucks. It is filled with five gallons of water that is hand pumped to the base of the fire.