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Hello. Thank you for your question! You might want to look at collectors books, magazines, and newsletters, as many will likely contain some images which could help you get a rough date for your Shur-Stop grenades. A few resources are listed below to aid you in your research:



  • Auburn, Stephen. “Handy Fire Grenades.” Spinning Wheel 29, no. 5 (June 1973): 56.
  • “Bottles Made for Throwing.” The Journal, A Newsletter for Friends of Wheaton Village 6, no. 2
    (1983): 1.
  • Byron, Martin F. “Destined for Destruction.” The Federation of Historical Bottle Clubs Journal 3, no.
    2 (Fall 1975): 19-29.
  • Holmes, Dilyn. “Fire Extinguisher Bottles: Practical & Deadly.” Collectors News & The Antique
    35, no. 1 (May 1994): 10.
  • Howe, Florence T. "Bottles Born to be Broken." The Antique Journal 27, no. 9 (September 1972): p.
  • Slowiak, John. “The Glass Fire Extinguisher, Hand Grenade.” Antique Bottle World 9, no. 8 (Aug.
    1982): 8-11.
  • Timm, Maureen. “Fire Fighters in a Bottle: Antique Grenades Spark Interest Among Collectors.”
    MassBay Antiques 18 [19], no. 17 (Sept. 1999): 15.
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You might also be interested in viewing the answer to a related question about fire grenades for additional information: Q. We have an antique glass/metal fire extinguisher which is blown glass with some kind of liquid inside. It is surrounded by a metal encasing with a spring-loaded sharp point on the bottom. We can't find any information on it. Can you help?

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