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 What black American got a patent for a fire extinguisher in 1872?

Answer Thomas J. Martin, a black American from Dowagiac, Michigan, invented a method of constructing pipes and valves that would pump water from a reservoir directly to burning buildings, describing this ... Read More »
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What black American got a patent for the rotary engine in 1892?

On July 5, 1892, African American inventor and former slave Andrew Jackson Beard was awarded a patent for the rotary engine. Beard is also known for patenting several plows and the Jenny Coupler, a... Read More »
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Which black American got a patent for the railroad electric switch in 1897?

W.B. Purvis, an African-American inventor, received a patent for the electronic railway switch on August 17, 1897. Purvis is also known for receiving a patent for the fountain pen, which stored ink... Read More »
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Where should you aim a fire extinguisher's stream when extinguishing a fire?

Fire extinguishers are prolific in today's society, however, few people are properly educated on their use and operation. Familiarizing yourself with commonly used fire extinguishers will help you ... Read More »
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What type of fire extinguisher should be used on a gasoline fire?

Only a class B fire extinguisher should be used on a gasoline fire. Household and auto extinguishers usually have a B-C rating. Some are A-B-C rated. Never spray water on a gasoline fire.Fire Exti... Read More »
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