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Garrett A. Morgan Papers, 1894-1970

INVENTOR NAME: Morgan, Garrett A.

REPOSITORY:
Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-721-5722 ext 264
http://www.wrhs.org/library/template.asp?id=145


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
0.7 linear ft.
SUMMARY:
Morgan’s papers contain correspondence, legal and business papers, drawings of a traffic signal, a hair straightening device, and an automatic cooker, maps, blueprints and floorplans of Morgan’s properties, biographical sketches, and newspaper clippings. Morgan received his patent for the gas mask in 1912 and formed the National Safety Device Co. to manufacture and market it. Morgan also established the G.A. Morgan Hair Refining Co., The Cleveland Call and Post, and the Wakeman Country Club for blacks.
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SUBJECTS:  Safety & security technology
 
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