The fire extinguisher was invented by George William Manby in 1818. It was a simple device that used a copper cylinder and compressed air to push large amounts of water through the nozzle of the cylinder.Know More
In 1872, Thomas J. Martin improved upon the fire extinguisher developed by George Manby. The modern fire extinguisher uses a chemical foam that is stored in the cylinder and propelled by nitrogen or carbon dioxide. The chemical-foam fire extinguisher was invented by a Russian named Aleksandr Loran in 1904.
The two variants of the modern fire extinguisher are the stored-pressure and cartridge-operated fire extinguishers.Learn more about Inventions
T.J. Marshall is credited with improving the design of the fire extinguisher, with a patent issued on March 26, 1872. He invented a system in which water is pumped through pipes in buildings to individual sprinkler heads. The system can be activated by manually turning a valve in the building.Full Answer >
Percy Julian invented the fire extinguisher, Aero-Foam. It was extensively used during World War II, and was referred to as the United States Navy's "bean soup."Full Answer >
A fire extinguisher should last for between 5 and 15 years. Regular monthly checks of the pressure gauge are recommended, according to Real Simple, to ensure that the fire extinguisher is still operational.Full Answer >
A fire extinguisher should be inspected monthly. The person inspecting the fire extinguisher should ensure that the operating instructions, the hose and the safety seal are intact. Additionally, the pressure gauge should be tested to ensure the extinguisher is fully charged.Full Answer >