Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?
marion tanis

We began tossing around throwable fire extinguishers, then called fire grenades, in the late 19th century, chiefly during the period from 1870-1910. Most consisted of glass bulbs that homeowners could chuck into a fire or mount in metal brackets (a fire's heat would melt the rack's solder, causing the grenade to smash on the floor).