Fire extinguisher; Minimax Ltd (German, estab. 1902); Post 1902; XOPO.62


Ophir Post Office


Fire extinguisher

About this object

Fire extinguisher; consisting of a red, conical metal body with a handle on the right side, attached to the wall with a bracket. At the narrow end is a silver metal tip. A large black label with red and gold lettering is fixed to the front face, which gives the maker as MINIMAX.

Minimax is a German company specialising in fire protection. It was founded in 1902 in Berlin by Wilhelm Graaff.

For more information about Ophir Post Office, which is cared for by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.


Minimax Ltd (German, estab. 1902)

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Date Made

Post 1902

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H: 81.5cm

Credit Line

Collection of Ophir Post Office, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Fire extinguisher

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