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CO2 Enamel Sign


A striking mid twentieth century strap-shaped fire-fighting enamel sign in white and red.  Its bold CO2 lettering and graphic shape would make a pleasing decorative statement on a wall - and would look wonderful positioned alongside a contemporary fire-fighting extinguisher.


This sign would have been affixed to a wall in an industrial space to indicate the location of carbon dioxide extinguishers that were for use on Class B fires, those involving flammable liquids such paraffin or petrol. CO2 extinguishers work by smothering the fire and cutting off the supply of air.

Year of manufacture: c.1950

Origin: England

Material: Enamel on steel

Height 76cm  Diameter 25.5cm

Condition: good with some small chips to the enamel - as depicted in the image.