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Americans Adopt the Auto:
Americans Adopt the Auto — Licensing Cars and Drivers

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Patent 1,475,024, granted to Garrett Morgan, for Traffic Signal
Patent 1,475,024, granted to Garrett Morgan, for Traffic Signal


Patent 1,475,024, granted to Garrett Morgan, for Traffic Signal (p.2)
Patent 1,475,024, granted to Garrett Morgan, for Traffic Signal (p.2)


Traffic signal invented by Garrett Morgan
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection

Garrett Morgan, an African American inventor, demonstrated this manually operated illuminated traffic signal in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to "Stop" and "Go," it had a signal that stopped traffic in all directions, providing a safe interval for pedestrians.

Details
Date Made:
1923
Locations:
Ohio
Credit:

Lent by Sandra Morgan


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