Chester Greenwood

Inventor Chester Greenwood Full Name: Chester Greenwood
Nationality:

American

Profession: Inventor
Why Famous: Greenwood invented and patented earmuffs in 1873. He concocted the idea while ice skating, asking his grandmother to sew fur between loops of wire. After patenting the design, he went on to manufacture them, providing employment in the Farmington area for 60 years.

He also invented numerous other objects, including a tea kettle, a variation of the steel-toothed rake, an advertising matchbox and and a machine used to produce wooden spools for wire and thread.

Born: December 4, 1858
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Farmington, Maine, USA

Died: July 5, 1937 (aged 78)

Historical Events in the Life of Chester Greenwood

  • 1877-03-13 American Chester Greenwood patents earmuffs after inventing them at age 15

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