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displayfireworks1
04-23-2013, 03:07 PM
I looking over some cool pictures of older Cherry Bombs and M-80ís and will post them here. Note on the one box how the salutes were sold as a pest control device. My guess is the law exempted salutes for agriculture use at the time.
http://www.fireworkmuseum.co.uk/cherry_bombs/cherry_bomb.bmp
http://curiosityemporium.com/Web%20Site%20Catalog%20Images/Fireworks%20Store/cherrybomb.jpg
http://curiosityemporium.com/Web%20Site%20Catalog%20Images/Fireworks%20Store/canisters/kentcherry.jpg
http://www.fireworkmuseum.co.uk/cherry_bombs/salutes(old).bmp
http://ephemera.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341ca18953ef015436b18178970c-300wi
http://ns1.holidays.net/store/img-large/aa-new-jersey-super-bull-dog-pest-control-bomb-box-only-firecracker-label_221197997796.jpg

displayfireworks1
04-23-2013, 03:21 PM
http://curiosityemporium.com/Web%20Site%20Catalog%20Images/Fireworks%20Store/firecrackerdisplay.jpg
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-MILLERS-M80-FIRECRACKERS-VINTAGE-FIRECRACKER-BOXES-CHERRY-BOMB-M80-/00/s/MTUyNlgxNjAw/$(KGrHqF,!okE9mN80O6yBPhZs1f(jw~~60_35.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-VINTAGE-FIRECRACKER-BOXES-CHERRY-BOMB-M80-MILLERS-SILVER-TUBE-SALUTES-/00/s/MTU4OFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqR,!pYE7Bcvm!0mBPhZ3luBew~~60_35.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-NATIONAL-M80-SALUTES-VINTAGE-FIRECRACKER-BOXES-CHERRY-BOMB-M80-/00/s/MTYwMFgxNDgy/$(KGrHqV,!rcE88g9ecKUBPhZ6cZRug~~60_35.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-VINTAGE-FIRECRACKER-BOXES-CHERRY-BOMB-M80-STANDARD-CHERRY-SALUTES-/00/s/MTYwMFgxNTc3/$(KGrHqJ,!lYE9H7Ed7dEBPh,CRuPWg~~60_35.JPG
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-VINTAGE-FIRECRACKER-BOXES-CHERRY-BOMB-M80-KENT-CHERRY-FLASH-BOMBS-/00/s/MTE3NFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqZHJDIE8gPZunK2BPhZdGdH9w~~60_35.JPG

jknepp1954
04-23-2013, 08:56 PM
That plaque with the Great American Firecrackers - we have that piece in our store on display on the wall.
It usually stirs up quite a conversation...:)

matandch
04-23-2013, 10:10 PM
I believe there still is a classification for "pest control" type pyrotechnic devices, might be something like 1.4s. I've seen one such device as recently as about 5 years ago called "Bird Bomb" . It looked like any other cake but had the 1.4s classification on it, instead of the traditional 1.3g or 1.4g.

crackerbomb
04-23-2013, 10:27 PM
I believe there still is a classification for "pest control" type pyrotechnic devices, might be something like 1.4s. I've seen one such device as recently as about 5 years ago called "Bird Bomb" . It looked like any other cake but had the 1.4s classification on it, instead of the traditional 1.3g or 1.4g.

What does 1.4s stand for?

smilli
04-24-2013, 12:08 PM
What does 1.4s stand for?

Division 1.4 refers to the specific nature of the ammunition, and the suffix "S" refers to the packing, as follows [1] Articles and substances that present no significant hazard. This division comprises articles and substances, which present only a small hazard in the event of ignition or initiation during transport. The effects are largely confined to the package and no projection of fragments of appreciable size or range is to be expected. An external fire must not cause virtually instantaneous explosion of almost the entire contents of the package. Note: Articles and substances in this division are placed in Compatibility Group S when they are so packed or designed that any hazardous effects arising from accidental functioning are confined within the package unless the package has been degraded by fire, in which case all blast or projection effects are limited to the extent that they do not significantly hinder fire-fighting or other emergency response efforts in the immediate vicinity of the package.