There are 7 comments on the Star-Press story from Jan 23, 2011, titled Whatzit. In it, Star-Press reports that:

Do you know what the item pictured at right is? CLUES Size: 81/2 inches tall; 5.5 inches in diameter at widest part.

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Dandy Dan

Winchester, IN

#1 Jan 23, 2011
its an old fire fighting tool it has special liquid that when thrown at the fire breaks and helps put out a small fire

Tipp City, OH

#2 Jan 23, 2011
My are you a smart one....
old old old

Morrisville, PA

#3 Jan 28, 2011
i remember these

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jan 28, 2011
I Beieve it's a tool that was used in the rail service to melt away snow and ice from switching gear

Columbia City, IN

#5 Feb 1, 2011
What is it

Columbia City, IN

#6 Feb 3, 2011
Mike wrote:
I Beieve it's a tool that was used in the rail service to melt away snow and ice from switching gear
Did anyone ever figure out what this is?

Winchester, IN

#7 Feb 3, 2011
its a blue star fire extinguisher used in the 1890s early 1900s before they had those big brass and copper ones with soda powder . they are glass and actually have a holder on the wall . now days they are just neat old collectable pretties to set on the shelf . the liquid inside needs disposed of and can be done by poking a small hole and draining them out before selling one . i had one there worth about 35 to 50 dollars

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