Grenade

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Object Name: 
Fire Grenade
Title: 
Grenade
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
98.3.23
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, Diam: 8.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
possibly 1600-1699
possibly 1700-1799
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Wunsch Foundation, Inc.
Web Description: 
These grenades were filled with water and tossed into the flames of a fire to help put it out. Since fire-fighters could not get very close to fires before good protective equipment was developed, grenades like these helped to extinguish the fire where it was hottest.
Provenance: 
Wunsch Foundation Inc., Source
1998-06-18
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
3474
Label
on base
Primary Description: 
Transparent bluish-green glass; blown. Almond circular shape with hole surrounded by rim at top.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show