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Fire Extinguishers – A Brief History (Part 2)

1866 – Francois Carlier Frenchman Francois Carlier, invented a different version of Manby’s fire extinguisher – the soda-acid extinguisher. Instead of using compressed air, his version of the extinguisher contained two containers underneath a tank of water. One container held tartaric acid and the other a sodium bicarbonate solution which when pierced would mix together …

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Fire Extinguishers – A Brief History (Part 1)

Fire extinguishers are an important part of modern day life and are a legal requirement in many types of properties. But how were they invented? 200BC – Ctesibius of Alexandria Ctesibius was a Greek inventor, physicist and mathematician who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. Although little is known about his life many discoveries and inventions have …

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