Posted by: deano1943
N 39° 56.350 W 077° 39.521
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Quick Description: Joseph Winters Marker is located at 130 N. 2nd St., Chambersburg.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2005 11:55:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM2D0
African American inventor who secured a U.S. patent for the first fireescape ladder and hose conductor in 1878. In 1879 Winters was issued a second U.S. patent for improvements to the original invention. Winters was active in the Underground Railroad. He resided in Chambersburg.
Marker Name: Joseph Winters (c. 1816-1916)
Date Dedicated: 05/23/2005
Marker Type: City
Location: Junior Hose and Truck Company#2, 130 N. Second St., Chambersburg
Category: African American, Entrepreneurs, Native American, Underground Railroad, Police and Safety, Invention
Website: Not listed
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