The Extincteur and Its Limitations

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    THE portable chemical fire-extinguisher, better known as extincteur, has been much before the public of late. Leaving aside the whole of those unfortunate appliances that belong to the dry powder class and the glass hand grenade type, which are entirely untrustworthy, the portable chemical fire-extinguisher in modern practice may be looked upon as a cylinder of from 2 to 3 gallons' capacity, containing water, with the addition of some substance which may, or may not, add to the efficiency of the extinguishing power of the water discharged.

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    The Extincteur and Its Limitations . Nature 95, 373–375 (1915) doi:10.1038/095373b0

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