Object of the week: The Minimax fire extinguisher

1980.491.1

Today’s object is a red fire extinguisher made by Minimax Ltd. Minimax Limited was a British manufacturer of fire extinguishers founded in England in 1903. Their unique conical fire extinguisher was known as ‘The Minimax’. The company was purchased by The Pyrene Company Limited in 1955. If you have more information about this object that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz; Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection reference 1980.491.1.

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