You are looking at a Vintage American-LaFrance Foamite Corp. Fire Extinguisher. The American-LaFrance-Foamite Corp. started operations in 1903 in a large factory in Elmira, N.Y. It acquired the Foamite Childs Co. from Utica, NY almost 25 years later.
This particular extinguisher is a 2 1/2 gallon hand held one. You will see the Childs name in big bold letters on the front of the extinguisher.
This item is being sold on consignment for a private collector from Cleveland. Every item has been well-preserved due to the owner’s deep love of nautical history. You’ll find some very interesting pieces in this collection – items that might not be found anywhere on the Internet!
Top Diameter: 5.34″
Base Diameter: 7″
Weight: 12 lbs.