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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Relic Adorns Rear of Bldg. 1

A red wooden rectangular box attached to a brick wall

A weathered wooden fire extinguisher cabinet

Photo: Rich McManus

At the back of Bldg. 1, on the B1 level, just below the NIH director’s office, appears this relic of a bygone age. “The NIH fire marshal believes it to be an old fire extinguisher cabinet,” said Brad Moss, communications director for the Office of Research Services/Office of Research Facilities. The weathered wooden box yawns wide, its door open to the future. It has seen much history pass, but with one of its door brackets hanging loose, it may not be long for this world.

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