Who invented the fire hydrant?
Before the invention of the fire hydrant, firemen had a very slow and physically taxing method of getting water to the scene of a fire. They lined up and passed a bucket from the water source to the fire until it was extinguished. Fortunately, a fire hydrant was in use by the beginning of the 19th century.
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The inventor of the fire hydrant is not exactly known because the original patents were lost. Multiple stories connect the loss to a fire, an...
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from NY Regents Exam - US History and Government: Help and ReviewChapter 8 / Lesson 9