Garrett Morgan patents a “safety hood”

October 13

On October 13, 1914, Garrett Morgan patented a “safety hood”

In 1914, esteemed inventor Garret Morgan patented a “safety hood, a device that would later become a blueprint for gas masks. This is not Garrett Morgan’s only invention. Morgan also patented a sewing machine, a hair straightening product, and a three signal traffic light.


Gas Mask

Garrett Morgan

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