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Jan van de Heyden

Jan van de Heyden

Jan van de Heyden was the inventor of the fire hose. As a fire master, he used the sprayer in practice for years. He wrote a book about his invention, which he provided with illustrations himself. This page shows the extinguishing of the fire in the old town hall on Dam Square in 1652. fire hose In 1672 Jan van der Heyden made the first fire hose in his workshop...

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