New U.S. Manufacturer Hopes to See Fire Extinguishers in Every Car

Aug 7, 2015

The Bracketeer, a new manufacturer of automotive fire extinguisher brackets, has debuted its patent-pending Universal Fire Extinguisher Bracket, the UFEB1317.

This newly designed and U.S.-made product utilizes a “clamping loop” design that simply drops down onto the inner lip of the seat rails at either the front or the rear of the seat, and is secured tightly using two grub screws.

For older vehicles with a traditional bolt-on seat frame design, the clamping loops are inverted and secured through holes onto the factory mounting bolts.

The clamping loops are bolted onto the slotted adjustable spacer bar, which provides lateral adjustment of between 13-1/2″ and 17-1/2″, to ensure compatibility with almost any seat rail width.

The angled multi-drilled arms are bolted either on top, or underneath of the Adjustable Spacer Bar, using one of the five mounting holes, in either a downward or upward orientation.

The OE cradle supplied with the fire extinguisher is then bolted onto the multi-drilled arms using any of the remaining holes. This provides more than 30 different mounting combinations for the extinguisher, ensuring the optimum location is always achieved.

The Bracketeer Automotive Universal Fire Extinguisher Bracket is compatible with Kidde Garage or marine and automotive extinguisher models: 466141N, 466627N, 4104000 and 466179, or products with a cradle that has hole spacing of 4-1/4″, 4-5/8″, or 5″ center to center.

“After personally putting out four car fires in my lifetime, I have been an advocate for having fire extinguishers in every vehicle,” said Simon Wehr, founder and president of The Bracketeer. “While there are products on the market that are purpose-built for specific makes and model of cars, I wanted to design something that was, a) truly universal and fit as many different vehicles as possible; b) simple and easy to install (in less than 10 minutes), without drilling any holes-and just as easy to remove if needed; c) provides the most convenient and secure mounting solution that puts the extinguisher within easy reach, but out of the way of passengers. The new Universal Bracket achieves all of these objectives.”

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