Not Everything Comes in a Box

Is there something that you need that you could make?

Fifteen-year-old Chester Greenwood’s ears hurt when the Maine winter temperatures dipped below freezing. That all changed on a cold day in 1873 when Chester twisted some wires into small hoops and had his grandmother sew on some thick cloth.

He put these ”muffs” on over his ears and when he went back outside to play, he discovered that his ears stayed warm! To improve his muffs, he added a spring to keep them tight on his head. When he was 18, Chester received a patent for his invention, opened a factory, and sold millions of his earmuffs.

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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