Two New Yorkers spend six months 18 months!?! in Bangalore and other places in India.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Dunce Cap Fire Extinguisher

Speaking of fire and perils, here's a fire extinguisher installed at the Orissa State Museum, in Bhubhaneshwar. It's not an exhibit, it's there to do a job, but I have some doubts about whether or not it's still able to do it. The good news is that it's not as old as its 1930s-ish design and typeface imply -- the bad news is that it's still from 1971.

Minimax still makes fire extinguishers, but I doubt that this model is still around.

Anyway, I hope the museum doesn't throw these retro extinguishers out when they finally get around to getting new ones -- the old ones would look great, for instance, in someone's stylish, overpriced modern apartment.

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