Sunday, June 1, 2008

THEY CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY



-He received a patent for a Gas Mask.
-He received a patent for a Traffic Signal.
-He became a national hero when he and his brother used their gas masks to save men who were trapped under a tunnel 250 ft below Lake Erie. Following their heroism business boomed for Morgan: police departments, fire departments, and mining companies all wanted his gas mask.
-Many historians believe his gas mask was the primary model for those used during WWI. The gas mask was particularly useful during WWI because troops often encountered poisoned gas.32

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