Garrett Morgan

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Birth

03/04/1877

Born to Sydney and Elizabeth Morgan.

Leaving !

1895

In 1895, he left Cincinnati for Cleveland, where he settled, married, and spent the rest of his life.

Moving up in life !

1907

Morgan was able to open a shop that sold and repaired sewing machines.

Owner

1909

Morgan owned and operated a tailoring shop that employed 32 people and manufactured dresses, suits, and coats.

Signed over !

08/19/1912

Morgan filed a patent application for another invention he had been working on. which he called a "breathing device." (gas mask)

New creation !

1913

He set up the G.A. Morgan Refining Company to produce the product.(hair straightener)

Yet another great invention

1914

Morgan was granted US patent 1,113,675 for his invention.(gas mask)

Death !

08/27/1963

Cleveland, Ohio from two years of illness

Hall of Fame !

May 2005

Forty-two years after his death, Morgan was inducted into the National Inventions Hall of Fame.