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Garrett Morgan: Modern Gas Mask

In 1914, Morgan patented a breathing device, or “safety hood,” providing its wearers with a safer breathing experience in the presence of smoke, gases and other pollutants.

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"You cannot NOT have a user experience"*...

Q: I’ve heard people use UI and UX interchangeably. I thought I knew the difference, but now I’m confused. Can you please clarify this once and for all? 

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The First Traffic Light Installed

“What would life be without a traffic light?”

Despite all the idiots on the road who don’t pay attention to traffic lights, you’re probably thinking would it make a difference? 315 more words

Black History Hero: Garret Morgan

Garrett Morgan was an inventor and businessman from Cleveland who invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector in 1914. On July 25, 1916, Garrett Morgan made national news for using his gas mask to rescue 32 men trapped during an explosion in an underground tunnel 250 feet beneath Lake Erie. 130 more words

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Nov 20, 1923:

Garrett Morgan patents three-position traffic signal

On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for his three-position traffic signal. 1,225 more words


Happy Birthday to Garret Morgan (Inventor)

Garrett Morgan (March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963)

Inventor of the traffic signal & gas mask (which he called the safety hood & smoke protector).


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Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (1877)

Born into poverty and having had little formal education, Morgan nevertheless became a successful inventor and entrepreneur. In 1914, he patented his “breathing device,” a hood that allows one to breathe safely in the presence of smoke, gas, and other pollutants. 93 more words