Frederick Grinnell was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts back in 1836. I have no clue as to his parents, or much of anything until he graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1855. After graduation, he worked as a draftsman, construction engineer and manager for several railroad companies.
In 1881, he patented a device that is still in use to this day. in 1892, he started his own company the General Fire Extinguisher Co., in Providence, R.I. that company has been sold to several others companies throughout the years. During his lifetime, he secured 40 patents on the improvement of the first automatic sprinkler system by using a glass disc. Almost all of the automatic sprinkler systems bears his name. the company is owned now by Simplex.
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