Englishman, William Bickford invented the safety fuse in 1831. The fuse was a cotton cord containing a core of black powder and wrapped with cloth creating an exact burning time based on fuse length.
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William Bickford (1774–1834) was an English inventor, who, formerly a currier, invented the safety fuse for use in mining.
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Upset by the amount of injuries caused by mining, he invented a safety fuse that saved … Bickford’s first idea was to put the main explosive in a cartridge made of …
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William Bickford invented the safety fuse for igniting gunpowder, an invention that … Early fuses were often tubes of reeds filled with powder and were extremely …
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