Who invented the fire hydrant?

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Who invented the fire hydrant?

Fire Hydrants:

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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The Industrial Revolution in America: Inventions & Effects

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