Leadership

New Fire Extinguisher

Issue 6 and Volume 76.

New Fire Extinguisher A new fire extinguisher belongs to the class of portable suspensible containers for fire-extinguishing liquid which is to be released automatically by the melting of fusible sealing matter. It is designed to protect the extinguishing liquid against loss by evaporation and from deterioration by contact with the air, while providing for the precipitate discharge of the liquid by atmospheric and hydrostatic pressure upon the opening up of the discharge ports by the melting of the fusible seal. In the accompanying illustration, Fig. 1 is a top view of the improved fire extinguisher; Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the bottom of the extinguisher; Fig. 3 is a central longitudinal section, with the contained extinguishing liquid, the discharge orifices being sealed by a fusible substance; and Fig. 4 is a view like Fig. 3, illustrating the discharge of the extinguishing liquid through the unsealed discharge orifices. The…

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