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#TBT From the NFPA Archives: Sprinkling Car for Mines - Patent US902950 A

Blog Post created by jrodowicz Employee on Feb 2, 2017

Sprinkler car at mine entrance in early 1900's

Pictured here: An active sprinkling-car at the entrance of a mine (circa. 1908-1920)

 

From Doney, Peter, and Alexander P. Cochrane. Sprinkling car for mines. US Patent US 902950 A, filed January 25, 1908, and issued November 3, 1908.

 

"This invention relates to sprinkling cars for mines, and the primary object of our invention is, to provide a novel sprinkling car or water tank that can be moved back and forth in a mine, to allay dust therein, such as coal dust."

 

 

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