1881 : Leonidas G. Woolley Patents First Electric Locomotive Headlight

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May 3, 2021 all-day
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On May 3, 1881, Leonidas G. Woolley, of Mendon, patented the nation’s first electric locomotive headlight. Woolley suspended his polygonal lamp frame in position with opposing strings which neutralized jarring.

—Source: Mich-Again’s Day.

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