soda-acid fire extinguisher

soda-acid fire extinguisher

One that discharges water under the pressure of carbon dioxide gas produced by mixing acid and soda when the extinguisher is activated; the water may contain unreacted acid or soda.
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Holstrom said one soda-acid fire extinguisher was kept at Holstrom's Market, because the store was centrally located and even had a motorized delivery wagon, purchased in 1913 to supplement the store's horse-pulled drays.
There was no fire department, but they were centrally located, so the town gave them a soda-acid fire extinguisher to hand out if there was need," said Mr.