Who patented the fire extinguisher?

Answer Ambrose Godfrey, a chemist, patented the first fire extinguisher in 1723 in England. Godfrey's extinguisher was a flask that held a flame-extinguishing liquid that was scattered by means of an inne... Read More »

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Who patented a fire extinguisher in 1872?

The fire extinguisher was first patented in 1872 by Thomas J. Martin of Dowagiac, Michigan. An important black American inventor, Martin had designed a system of pipes and valves that would pump wa... Read More »

Who patented the fire extinguisher in 1872?

Thomas J. Martin, an African-American inventor from Michigan, patented the fire extinguisher on March 26th, 1872. It was an improvement upon what was then an existing fire extinguisher patented nin... Read More »

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 »

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 »