1968 fire extinguisher found in apartment building residential waste rubbish removal cleanout job
On a cleanout job for an apartment building, which sat ground-level to a street in Rego Park, Queens, I discovered this vintage copper fire extinguisher. It was carelessly thrown into a small storage room of the building, where tenants could store their belongings. DiMola Bros got a call to do a waste disposal job and get rid of the junk that was in the storage room. Some of the tenants had died; others had moved and forgotten about their seemingly unwanted items.
The building’s superintendent wanted to have all of the items removed so that he could rent out small sections of the room for storage. I saw this fire extinguisher, complete with its original rubber hose, still full of soda water. With its still-beautiful patina and great condition, I had to have it. The tag reads: “LAST INSPECTION 3/9/68.”
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