Chester Greenwood

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Birthday
4, 1858
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Jul 5, 1937 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1858
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Jul 5, 1937 (78)

About

American inventor most famous for having invented the modern earmuffs in 1873. He was a shrewd businessman and owned patents on a variety of other inventions, including a steel tooth rake and a tea kettle.

Before Fame

He was born in Farmington, Maine and dropped out of grammar school. He first came up with the idea for earmuffs while ice skating at age 15.

Trivia

December 21st was declared Chester Greenwood Day by the state of Maine in 1977.

Family Life

He was married to Isabel Whittier and fathered four children.

Associated With

He and microwave oven co-inventor Percy Spencer were born born in Maine.