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Day 31 / 365
Old fire escape wheel looks very interesting…
Interesting Fact: One of the first fire escapes of any type was invented in 18th-century England. In 1784, Daniel Maseres, of England, invented a machine called a fire escape, which, being fastened to the window, would enable him or anyone for that matter, to descend to the street without injury. Abraham Wivell created an improved design, including an escape chute, after becoming superintendent of the “Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire.” Henry Vieregg patented the first US fire escape in Grand Island, NE in November 8, 1898 U.S. Patent 614,043, serial number 681,672, which was designed for traveling businessmen. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_escape )