Ralph R, Teetor, of Hagerstown, Indiana, where he was a member of Hagerstown Lodge, was blinded in an accident at the age of 5, but he never let his loss of sight stop his ingenious work in the filed of engineering.
One of his inventions used today by countless numbers of motorists on the highway is the mechanism known as “Cruise Contrrol”. It was invented around 1957 by Brother Teetor, who called it “Speed-O-Stat”.
In recognition of Brother Teetor’s many accomplishments, the Grand Lodge of Indiana presented him with the Caleb B. SmithMedal in November, 1975, as a “Distinguished Masonic Brother of the Hoosier State”.
This blind Brother used his God-given talents to bring pleasure and comfort to many as they cruise down the road of life. He regularly told others who were afflicted that they are not truly handicapped. His engineering successes allowed him to be donor of the land on which his Lodge now stands.
From “Emesssay Notes”