Welcome to the History of American Technology: Smoke Detector webpage!
By Megan Gallagher
The Smoke Detector is an American Invention that was developed in the late 19th century. The purpose of this device is to be able to detect the amount of smoke in an enclosed area, preventing fires from occurring. By the 21st century, smoke detectors became a technology that is an essential part of almost all households in America. This Blog will take you into the world of smoke detectors, allowing you to understand how it was invented, how it works, and the large impact it still has in America today.