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Anyone seen one of these?
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:57:47 am »
Digging through some old pictures to spur some discussions.

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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 08:20:55 am »
Nice picture.
Toronto mayor RF would love to have it.  ;)   :lol:
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 09:49:49 am »
That is cool! Immediately reminded me of my wood stove bellow.  It's like a hybrid between that and the smoker.

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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 12:48:02 pm »
perry, funny.....the toronto mayor...... :lol:

robo, i have never seen one, thanks for the picture!
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 01:03:12 pm »
Interesting I haven't seen a smoker like that. I got a couple old ones in my small collection but none like that
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 01:42:01 pm »
That is a dandy, Is it in your collection?

I have seen one in a drawing of a bee keeper in a village robbing a bee tree out, Or at least I think it looked like that one!

Interesting design, load tender from the top, down draft for smoke. not like today's design of an updraft.
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 10:00:17 am »
I have given you all ample time and and survey says.......XXX    ;)
I guess I need to come clean.

It is not a bee smoker.   It is a dry fire extinguisher.   You fill it with powder (notice cover acts as scoop) and as you pump the bellow,  there is a rod that rotates a plate in the bottom and it acts similar to a cake flour sifter.  The "sifted" powder falls into the stream of air coming from the bellow and out the tube.  

Don't feel bad,  we had it in our collection for about 30 years before we found out it wasn't a smoker.  :mrgreen:


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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 03:47:59 pm »
So how did you come by that?
Somebody else give it to you thinking it was a bee smoker also?

Very interesting piece!

Still make a good smoker  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 04:09:34 pm »
Quote from: "G3farms"
So how did you come by that?
Somebody else give it to you thinking it was a bee smoker also?
Still make a good smoker  :lol:  :lol:


You nailed it.  A honey customer gave it to my dad many years ago.  Everyone thought it was a smoker until I did a little research a few years back.  Ah the value of the information super highway  ;)
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 06:43:35 pm »
:lol:   That's great! Now I'm gonna go down in the basement and see what kind of weird contraption I can cobble together and see if I can pull the wool over the eyes of all you gullible people!
(I knew all along)  :roll:  :mrgreen:  :?
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