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Garrett Morgan, Gas Mask and Traffic Signal Inventor
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Garrett Morgan


Garrett Morgan








Gas Mask and Traffic Signal Inventor

Garrett Morgan’s curiosity and imagination drove him to invent a range of devices that improved daily life.

As a teenager with a sixth-grade education, Morgan worked as a handyman and developed a passion for fixing machines. When he could afford to, he hired a tutor so he could continue his education.


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