A very rare copper fire extinguisher by Read & Campbell Ltd of London.
This particular model is the 'Petrolex' version and was manufactured in 1935. The directions for use are displayed on the brass plaque on the front along with a Royal crest (Read & Campbell supplied the Royal Household).
This extinguisher is of very sturdy construction. It is missing its top, but this does not detract from what is a very nice, overly engineered object. It would look great anywhere in the home and could easily be converted into a lamp.
Dimensions: approx 28cms high x 13cms diameter
£75 + postage