National Ear Muff Day, March 13, Celebrates Farmington Maine’s Chester Greenwood
On March 13, 1877, Chester Greenwood of Farmington, Maine was awarded a patent for the earmuff.
According to the National Calendar Day website:
After a day of ice skating in the cold, 15-year-old Chester came up with an idea to keep his big ears warm. Partnering with his grandmother who sewed tufts of fur between loops of wire, Chester soon had a working model.
The rest as they say... is history!
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