Thomas J. Martin, the inventor of the improved fire extinguisher

Thomas Jefferson was born May 29, 1842, in Harpersville, Alabama. Thomas upgraded the portable fire extinguisher. Martin’s fire extinguisher is said to be attached to a stored water tank and used to spray fires. He created a wet piping system capable of channeling pressurized water to the nozzles inside a building.

Although the British captain George William Manby is known to have created the modern style of the fire extinguisher in 1818, the improved version of Martin is often considered the first practical use of the machine by some historians.

His invention patent entitled « Fire extinguisher » was issued to him on March 26, 1872.