Joseph Winters

Joseph Winters (HM51A)

Location: Chambersburg, PA 17201 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.356', W 77° 39.519'

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(c.1816-1916)

African American inventor who secured a U.S. patent for the first fire escape 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.
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HM NumberHM51A
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272843 N 4424401
Decimal Degrees39.93926667, -77.65865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.356', W 77° 39.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 21.36" N, 77° 39' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 60-98 Montgomery Dr, Chambersburg PA 17201, US
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