Garrett Morgan is born

March 4

On March 4, 1877, Garrett Morgan was born. 

Garrett Morgan was an influential inventor during the early 1900s. 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.


News, F. (2022, July 15). Meet Garrett Morgan, the inventor of the gas mask and the modern traffic light. New York Post. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from 

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