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Blue glass grenade-style fire extinguisher by the Harden Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher Company of Chicago. 1871 and 1883 patent dates and paper label with instructions for use. 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 1883 and 1910

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Item Number: 347260
KSHS Identifier: 1972.39.102

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