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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 ...


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.


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


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.


May 6, 2016 ... Winters' invention was utilized by the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania fire ... Here is another wagon-mounted fire escape ladder with a design ...


Jan 31, 2012 ... Many items that we take for granted on a daily basis were invented by African Americans. From household ... J.B. Winters. Fire Escape Ladder.


Joseph Winters inventor of the fire escape ladder. Liam S. Page 2. Page 3. Joseph Winters was born in 1816 . He lived till 1916. He liked to hunt and fish.

Jun 3, 2009 ... So the next time some racist attempt to discredit any black inventors .... who patented his "fire annihilator" in England and the United States (US ... The first of these was issued to J.B. Kendall of Boston in 1861, patent #33709.