A Genuine Kidde Fyre Freez CO₂ extinguisher that Came With The House™ finally found its ideal location:
It was last refilled 65 years ago:
I know it’s still good, because the label has its 4 lb 7 oz refilled gross weight stamped into it, which is exactly what it weighs today.
Walter Smith Welding Supplies may still be in business, perhaps in Poughkeepsie, but their former 18 Downs St location in Kingston has become Noble Gas Solutions:
Back then, you could call Smith Welding at a four digit phone number in Kingston: 5061. Nowadays, you must call Noble Gas with three more digits: 338-5061. As Charles Stross observed, something like 70% of the future is already in place, because infrastructure is so tenacious.
Heck, just look at that Quonset hut!
Keep calm and extinguish on:
Two thoughts spring to mind:
- Most kitchen fires start waist-high (it’s the late 1950s: where else would she be?)
- She’s gonna lose skin on that metal tank
Seems to me a Fyre Freez will get cold enough to freeze skin while discharging, but I admit to not having actually tried it.
Anyhow, given the overall basement decor, the brackets have the right general style:
Here’s hoping its future will be as dull as its past …