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Candle Extinguisher

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A tiny fire extinguisher the size of your thumb would look nice on the table or shelf beside lit candles. Its CO2 canister in bright red enamel would connect via a trigger to a short hose ending in a small cone. When it’s lights out, a one second shot of carbon dioxide safely douses each flame.
FarmerJohn, Jan 22 2005

co2 pump http://www.dirtworl...details.asp?id=5596
one of these painted red would look like a fire extinguisher [ferox, Jan 22 2005]

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       Does the extinguisher come with a matching Dalmation fire dog and fire hydrant salt and pepper shakers? (+)
MrDaliLlama, Jan 22 2005
  

       Also useful for putting out dollhouse fires.
robinism, Jan 22 2005
  

       I read the title of the idea and I bet myself it was a [FarmerJohn] idea. [+]
Mustardface, Jan 22 2005
  

       My dad used to use a device that gave a quick squirt of CO2 for knocking insects out so they could be more easily collected and examined.   

       Apparently originally designed to pop corks out of wine bottles, it was powered by a Sparklets mini CO2 canister.   

       You could probably use one for putting out candles, if they were still made - they were withdrawn from the market as the wine bottles had a tendency to explode before the cork popped out!
prufrax, Jan 22 2005
  

       If you messed up wax would fly allover the place. [+]
ferox, Jan 22 2005
  

       I seem to remember a science teacher filling a cup with Co2 because it is heavier than air and then pouring it on a candle to extinguish it.
If I didn't just spontaneously invent that memory, then your canister of Co2 could fill a snuffer container that you could pour with no splatter.
  
      
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