The Texas Fire Extinguisher Co. and Hitler — 1942

by Paula Bosse

tx-fire-extinguisher-coTexas Fire Extinguisher Co., across from Fair Park (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

For a place that sells fire extinguishers and tractor equipment, this is a wonderfully comforting image. Hardly even looks like Dallas. The Texas Fire Extinguisher Company — operated for several decades by the Hancock family — was located at the corner of Parry and Second Avenue, across from Fair Park. While checking to see the exact address of this business (which, by the way, was 929 Second Ave.), I came across a 1942 article mentioning it and Hitler.


Humor doesn’t always translate successfully across the generations. But, hey, that was weird.


Postcard (cropped) from the Boston Public Library Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection on Flickr, here.

Article from The Dallas Morning News, Nov. 6, 1942.

Click postcard for larger image.


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