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Joseph Richard Winters (August 29, 1816 – November 29, 1916) was an African- American abolitionist and inventor who, on May 7, 1878 received U.S. Patent number 203,517 for a wagon-mounted fire escape ladder.


Apr 6, 2017 ... Black American inventor Joseph Winters improved wagon-mounted and building- mounted fire escape ladders. He was active in the ...


On May 7, 1878, the fire escape ladder was patented by Joseph Winters. Joseph Winters invented a wagon-mounted fire escape ladder for the city of ...


The fire escape ladder was patented by Joseph Winters.


Dec 13, 2016 ... Joseph Winters was important to the safety of people who live in cities. On May 7, 1878, the fire escape ladder was patented by Joseph Winters.


The fire escape ladder was invented by Joseph Winters in 1878. Back then he used a wagon to hoist the ladder, which was designed for the Pennsylvania city of ...


May 6, 2016 ... The ladders were easier to raise with Winters' invention. ... Here is another wagon-mounted fire escape ladder with a design similar to the one ...


INVENTOR. INVENTION(S). Africans. Paper, Chess, Alphabet, Medicine, .... water Reduction paint. Paul E. Williams. Helicopter. J.B. Winters. Fire escape ladder ...


The many faces of great African Americans inventors. .... that's when Joseph Winters invented a wagon mounted fire escape ladder. ... He invented a fire escape ladder that was mounted on fire wagons for the city of Chambersburg, Pa in 1878.