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Green glass grenade-style fire extinguisher by the Harden Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher Company of Chicago. Embossed with a star logo. Paper label with instructions for use around neck. Sealed with cork and cement and still contains liquid. Glass fire grenades were made between about 1870 and 1910. They were designed to be thrown directly into the fire, breaking the glass and releasing the firefighting chemical within.

Creator: Harden Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher Company
Date: between 1880 and 1910

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Item Number: 346870
Call Number: 1955.21.14
KSHS Identifier: 1955.21.14

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