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  • What is this thing? ID help

    I was digging through a buddies shop and came up with this thing - What is it?



    More HiRes photos here....

    My best guess is something for a pump...?

  • #2
    On your link,the 3 cyl. is a pump from a old airplane, pumps 1500 psi 24v dc I have one abd used 2 12v bats. to run it. the red comet fire ex. are worth a bit on ebay mine went for $45 or so 2 years ago, the blue thing is an old model a I think , b4 my time. No Idea what the main thin is

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    • #3
      It is a set of flasks with compressor to process acrylic dentures. Did your friend have a dental lab?
      http://www.handlermfg.com/pages/dental/denturefc.html
      Bill

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      • #4
        Well Thank you! As I said quick bunch.

        Yeah I get the pump, he just wants the motor the three stage is cute! I don't know about the fire extinguishers, those are pretty dangerous from what I hear - filled with carbon tetrachloride, talk about a cool way to die! Have about 40 of those - how would you ship them? If one broke in the mail.... bad news.



        [This message has been edited by Kenb (edited 06-30-2005).]

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        • #5
          As you are correct,I would love to know the combined IQ of this sites members, or the average.

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          • #6
            some were just soda water, I assued they all were.

            Buy him a motor they dont come apart, one shaft for both, strait through.

            [This message has been edited by IOWOLF (edited 06-30-2005).]

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            • #7
              LOL – leave me out of the average! I have been wondering how to determine what is inside the bottles – I was under the impression the carbon tet ones were marked.




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              • #8
                Not to get O/T or boast, I have 18 years in the fire service. It is amazing to see how fire fighting equipment, methods, and technology has changed in a relatively short period of time. Yes, carbon tetrachloride extinguishers are dangerous, as are any old, loaded, soda/acid extinguishers. They (soda/acid) were riveted seam and made from copper. I collect, when I find and can get, antique fire equipment. I have a carbon tetrachloride extinguisher. I have a few old (empty) soda/acid ones. One still has all of it's internal components, acid bottle, cage and lead stopper. Many old soda/acid extingiushers get new life as table lamps. The glass bulb fire extinguisher looks like one that a frined of mine has. It was in his grandmother's house. It has a spring loaded hammer held back by a fusible link that strikes the lower part of the bulb when the link melts. They were commonly placed high enough above stoves that heat from cooking would not affect them, but fire would. The glass bulb could also be taken from the holder and thrown against the ceiling or wall above of the fire. Sort of like a water baloon.

                [This message has been edited by ERBenoit (edited 07-01-2005).]
                Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

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                • #9
                  Yes two dental flasks and a double clamp I used these for 30 years,for making dentures.Alistair
                  Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                  • #10
                    ER, thanks for some interesting info. Re the carbon-tet extinguishers, are they so dangerous? I know many an old grey funnel or merch seaman who used to use a bit of CT to spot clean their dress uniform
                    Rgds, Lin

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                    • #11
                      Not being a safety expert or chemist, the carbon tetrachloride extinguishers are PROBABLY more of a danger if used on fire or leaking than just sitting there.

                      Sort of like old munitions, until it/they are handled or messed with, it PROBABLY won't do anything.

                      The carbon tetrachloride that was used in fire extinguishers was no different than that which was used in the dry cleaning industry, probably why they used it to spot clean their uniforms, until it's health hazards became known.

                      The glass ball may or may not contain carbon tetrachloride, but I wouldn't want to find out!

                      The link in Kenb's second post tells a bit of about why using a carbon tetrachloride fire extinguisher, exposes the user to hazards.

                      [This message has been edited by ERBenoit (edited 07-01-2005).]
                      Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks again ER

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