Pyrene fire extinguisher

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egdod
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Pyrene fire extinguisher

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I have just obtained a Pyrene fire extinguisher and was wondering if anyone on here can tell me how to date/establish if it is correct for my 1944 WC62, thanks
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Re: Pyrene fire extinguisher

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I don't think I've ever seen one dated. I figure if it fits the holder, it is good but then again I'm not into 100% accurate restoration work either. Maybe somebody on here knows??
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SteveJ
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Re: Pyrene fire extinguisher

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Not sure about an exact date but the words "heavy vehicle type" should be embossed on the label.
1943 Dodge WC52 8)
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Re: Pyrene fire extinguisher

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Thanks for that....guess I’ll be looking for another one!
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Re: Pyrene fire extinguisher

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Well now I'm curious. Do all ww2 vehicles have "heavy vehicle type" on them? I was unaware of that on jeep and dodge ones anyways. Guess I would identify heavy vehicle with 2 1/2 ton trucks and up??
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Re: Pyrene fire extinguisher

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The one I got out a 1945 dodge APT was labelled that way. Also in one of the jeep books all American wonder I think but not sure shows some examples. shoot its been too long and I cant remember. Anyway the extinguishers are the same size and capacity whether they are in a jeep or a 3/4 ton so they would be labelled the same. And lastly thats what I was told but its up to the individual. You see exactly the same extinguishers in old houses but they dont say vehicle. Oh also There are 1 1/2 quart heavy vehicle marked ones also. I suspect for the larger trucks. The 1 1/2 qt one will not fit in a dodge WC
1943 Dodge WC52 8)
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