Happy Earmuff Day
Happy Earmuff Day is celebrated on March 13 of every year. The day honors Chester Greenwood’s “Ear Mufflers” patent granted on March 13, 1977. It is also a day to remind you that the early spring weather cannot be predicted. Chester Greenwood is a prolific inventor, but he is mostly known for the invention of the earmuff. Hence March 13 is the perfect day to honor the invention and contribution of Chester Greenwoods.
Happy Earmuff Day History
Chester Greenwood was born in 1858 in Farmington, Maine. He was a grammar school dropout and he invented earmuffs at the age of 15. He grew frustrated at trying to protect his ears from the bitter cold when testing a new pair of ice skates. After covering his head in a scarf, he made two ear-shaped loops from wires as the scarf was bulky and itchy. Then he asked his grandmother to stitch fur on them.
In 1877, he patented the improved model with the steel band, and he established the Greenwood’s Ear Protector factory with Greenwood’s Champion Ear Protectors. At the time of World War I, he created the fortune supplying Ear protector to the U.S. soldiers. In 1977, Maine’s Legislature declared “December 21” as National Earmuff Day to honor the contributions and invention of Chester Greenwood which helps us to withstand the cold weather.
How to celebrate Earmuff Day
Thank you for reading this article. Happy National Earmuff Day 2022