The history of organized firefighting began in ancient Rome while under the rule of Augustus. Prior to that, there is evidence of fire-fighting machinery in use in Ancient Egypt, including a water pump invented by Ctesibius of Alexandria in the third century BC which was later improved upon in a design by Hero of Alexandria in the first century BC.
The United States did not have government-run fire departments until around the time of the American Civil War. Prior to this time, private fire brigades competed with one another to be the first to respond to a fire because insurance companies paid brigades to save buildings.
Underwriters also employed their own Salvage Corps in some cities. The first known female
firefighter Molly Williams took her place with the men on the dragropes during the blizzard of
1818 and pulled the pumper to the fire through the deep snow.
On April 1 of 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio featured the first professional fire department made up of 100% full-time employees.
Set of Six 8″x10″ Firefighter Patent Art Prints.
These are reproduction prints from the original patents.
This patent print set includes:
Patented Nov. 29, 1932
Patented Mar. 5, 1895
Combined Fire and Drinking-Hydrant
Patented Feb. 22, 1876
Patented Aug. 20, 1889
Water Tower Fire Truck Safety Appliance
Patented Dec. 5, 1905
Gasoline Fire Engine
Patented Apr. 13, 1909
GREAT GIFT FOR FIREFIGHTERS: Patent print sets show the history of invention and ingenuity in the USA. These wall art sets make great gifts for firefighters, the fire chief, first responders or a retired fireman!
PRINT SET SIZE: Set of Six 8″x10″ Firefighter Patent Art Prints. Made in the USA.
EASY TO HANG: This 8”x10” size is quick and easy to hang, fits in any space and can be grouped or hung individually. Please NOTE: colors may appear slightly different to each user due to individual monitor settings.
READY TO FRAME: There are many ways to display your set of paper art prints. You can mount then in an 8”x10” frame or inside an 11”x14” frame with a 8×10 mat. You can clip in a clothesline, hang with a poster bar or mount on foam core. Our UNFRAMED print sets give you the flexibility to display them in anyway you choose.
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