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Fire extinguishers - the World of Things

 Fire Extinguishers - the World of Things
The first fire extinguisher model sounds more dangerous than the fire: a cask that held liquid and a pewter gunpowder chamber connected to fuses. At the first flicker of flame, the alert 18th-century homeowner lit the fuses to ignite the gunpowder, which exploded, scattering the liquid retardant. Today, U.S. homeowners douse 13 million fires every year with extinguishers that use compressed air to spray foam, mono-ammonium phosphate or sodium bicarbonate. (via Popular Mechanics)
Important dates: 1723 (first fire extinguisher is invented); November 2017 (launching of PowaINFRA - an awesome Internet of Things). 
This post forms part of the series of posts around 1001 Awesome things that have shaped our world. As we move to a more connected world our vision is to deliver 1001 Awesome IoT sensors. 
Now that you know about an awesome thing in the world, discover our awesome world of things... Visit the website of DS or email info@ds.co.za to discover awesome #IoT solutions and services. We are proud South African innovators!

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