Artifact(s) of the Month
Fire (ball or grenade) extinguishers for emergencies. These a small extinguishers for very small fires. The idea is to throw or break the glass over the fire and put it out. The red ball (on the left) is plastic and could be hung on the Christmas tree; this ball no longer has the water inside of it. However, the red paint flaked ball (on the right) is glass, it used to be painted fully red, and still has the mixed water inside of it - see the bubbles?
The plastic one came out around the 1940s and 1950s. The glass one is older, and may have been developed as early as 1890 (but went out of commission around 1920 or 1930).
Sapulpa Historical Society has new blog series to be posted every Friday.
The new blog series, "Then and Now," has 4 segments to teach Creek County history.
First Friday's segment: 'Sapulpa Showcase' shares an artifact-of-the-month in the museum.
Second Friday's segment: 'Historical Highlight' tells a little tidbit about the town's history.
Third Friday's segment: 'Society Sights' shows a then-and-now image of a local business.
Fourth Friday's segment: 'Museum Moments' features life in the museum world.
Catch Sapulpa’s new blog series “Then and Now” every Friday right here !