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African-American Inventors who made it possible!

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#1 Nov 30, 2011
Air Conditioning Unit - Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949

Almanac - Benjamin Banneker Approx. 1791

Auto Cut-Off Switch - Granville T. Woods January 1, 1839

Auto Fishing - Devise G. Cook May 30, 1899

Automatic Gear Shift - Richard Spikes February 28, 1932

Baby Buggy - W. H. Richardson June 18, 1899

Bicycle Frame - L.R. Johnson October 10, 1899

Biscuit Cutter - A.P. Ashbourne November 30, 1875

Blood Plasma Bag - Charles Drew Approx. 1945

Cellular Phone - Henry T. Sampson July 6, 1971

Chamber Commode - T. Elkins January 3, 1897

Clothes Dryer - G.T. Sampson June 6, 1862

Curtain Rod - S.R. Scratton November 30, 1889

Curtain Rod Support - William S. Grant August 4, 1896

Door Stop - O. Dorsey December 10, 1878

Dust Pan - Lawrence P. Ray August 3, 1897

Egg Beater - Willie Johnson February 5, 1884

Electric Lampbulb - Lewis Latimer March 21, 1882

Elevator - Alexander Miles October 11, 1867

Eye Protector - P. Johnson November 2, 1880

Fire Escape Ladder - J.W. Winters May 7, 1878

Folding Bed - L.C. Bailey July 18, 1899

Folding Chair - Brody & Surgwar June 11, 1889

Fountain Pen - W.B. Purvis January 7, 1890

Furniture Caster - O.A. Fisher 1878

Gas Mask - Garrett Morgan October 13, 1914

Golf Tee - T. Grant December 12, 1899

Guitar - Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886

Hair Brush - Lydia O. Newman November 15, 18--

Hand Stamp - Walter B. Purvis February 27, 1883

Horse Shoe - J. Ricks March 30, 1885

Ice Cream Scooper - A.L. Cralle February 2, 1897

Improv. Sugar Making - Norbet Rillieux December 10, 1846

Insect-Destroyer Gun - A.C. Richard February 28, 1899

Ironing Board - Sarah Boone December 30, 1887

Key Chain - F.J. Loudin January 9, 1894

Lantern - Michael c. Harvey August 19, 1884

Lawn Mower - L.A. Burr May 19, 1889

Lemon Squeezer - J. Thomas White December 8, 1893

Lock - W.A. Martin July 23, 18--

Lubricating Cup - Ellijah McCoy November 15, 1895

Lunch Pail - James Robinson 1887

Mail Box - Paul L. Downing October 27, 1891

Mop - Thomas W. Stewart June 11, 1893

Motor - Federick M. Jones June 27, 1939

Peanut Butter - George Washington Carver 1896

Pencil Sharpener - J.L. Love November 23, 1897

Record Player Arm - Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819

Refrigerator - J. Standard June 14, 1891

Riding Saddles - W.D., Davis Ocotber 6, 1895

Rolling Pin - John W. Reed 1864

Shampoo Headrest - C.O. Bailiff October 11, 1898

Spark Plug - Edmond Berger February 2, 1839

Stethoscope - Imhotep Ancient Egypt

Stove - T.A. Carrington July 25, 1876

Straightening Comb - Madam C.J. Walker Approx. 1905

Street Sweeper - Charles B. Brooks March 17, 1890

Phone Transmitter - Granville T. Woods December 2, 1884

Thermostat Control - Frederick M. Jones February 23, 1960

Traffic Light - Garrett Morgan November 20, 1923

Tricycle - M.A. Cherry May 6, 1886

Typewriter - Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885

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#2 Nov 30, 2011
Let me break it down like this, Federick M. Jones invented the Motor your car need to run and he also invented the Conditioning Unit you are cooling off on. Every time you cool off from the heat, think about the Black Man that made it possible.

J. Standard invented the Refrigerator to keep your food fresh. Every time you open the Refrigerator door think about the Black Man that made it possible.

T.A. Carrington invented the Stove to cook your fresh food. Every time you open the Black made Refrigerator to get fresh food to cook on your Black made stove think about the Black Man that made it possible.

Edmond Berger invented the Spark Plug for that Black made motor. Every time you start your car think about the Black Man that made it possible.

Garrett Morgan invented the Traffic Light that your car (with the Black made motor and Spark Plug) stops at. Every time you stop at a light look up and think about the Black Man that made it possible.

Henry T. Sampson invented the Cellular Phone you make phone calls from. Every time you hit a key, play a game or surf the web on your cell phone think about the Black Man that made it possible and were the idea came from.

And before the keyboard for your PC two Black Men named Burridge & Marshman invented the Typewriter. So Every time you type on your keyboard think about the Black Men that made it possible and were the idea came from.
U-N-I-T-Y

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#3 Nov 30, 2011
Thank-you for this.
Cracka Smacka

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#4 Nov 30, 2011
Whites stole alot of blks ideas and claimed them for themselves.9372

“seeing is believing”

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#5 Nov 30, 2011
Thansd for the great positive post. I had no clue that so many things that we take for granted came about because of the inventions of black men. It is good to know.

“seeing is believing”

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#6 Nov 30, 2011
*Thanks

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#9 Nov 30, 2011
Great post!

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#10 Nov 30, 2011
Granville T. Woods (1856-1910)Electrical Inventor

Granville Woods was the individual most responsible for modernizing the railroad. During his lifetime, Granville T. Woods earned over thirty-five patents ranging from a steam boiler furnace in 1884, an incubator in 1900, to the automatic airbrake in 1902. Many of his electrical inventions were sold to the American Bell Telephone Company and the General Electric Company.

His most noteworthy device in the area of electric railway travel was his induction telegraph, a system of communication for moving trains. Because of the many accidents and collisions which were occurring on the railways, Granville T. Woods invented his synchronous multiple railway telegraph for the purpose of averting accidents by keeping each train informed of the whereabouts of the one immediately ahead of it or following it, in communicating with stations from moving trains, and in promoting general social and commercial intercourse. The inventions of Granville T. Woods revolutionized the railway industry.

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#11 Nov 30, 2011
Jan Ernest Matzeliger (1852-1889)
Inventor

In at least one branch of industry, America owes its supremacy to an African American, Jan Ernest Matzeliger. A pioneer in the art of shoemaking, he enriched America and other nations by billions of dollars, made a dozen or more millionaires, created work for hundreds of thousands, and contributed enormously to what is regarded as one of the distinct features of civilization, namely, the wearing of shoes.

With no other capital but his meager wages, he was forced to make use of such material as he could get hold of. He used mainly pieces of wood and old cigar and packing boxes. For six months he toiled strenuously until he had constructed a model which though crude, gave him confidence that he was on the road to success. Four years later he perfected a machine that would work. He was offered $1,500 for his invention of pleating the leather around the toe, which sum he refused.

Greatly encouraged by the widespread interest his model created, he started to build a better one. With his new model it was easy for him to convince practical men that his invention would work successfully. A company was formed, consisting of himself, those who had advanced him money from time to time, and some others with large capital. With this new invention, the United Shoe Machinery Company rapidly drove competitors out of the shoe business until, a few years later, it controlled 98 percent of the shoe machine business. A tremendous expansion in the shoe industry followed. Shoe stocks proved a gold mine for investors.

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#12 Nov 30, 2011
Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)
Mathematician, Inventor

Born on November 9, 1731 near Elliott City, Maryland, Benjamin Banneker was one of America's greatest intellectuals and scientists. Benjamin Banneker was an essayist, inventor, mathematician, and astronomer. Because of his dark skin and great intellect he was called the "sable genius." Benjamin Banneker was a self-taught mathematician and astronomer. While still a youth he made a wooden clock which kept accurate time past the date that Banneker died. This clock is believed to be the first clock wholly made in America. In 1791, he served on a project to make a survey for the District of Columbia, helping to design the layout for our Nation's capital.

Deeply interested in natural phenomena, Banneker started publishing an almanac in 1791 and continued its publication until 1802. He published a treatise on bees, did a mathematical study on the cycle of the seventeen-year locust, and became a pamphleteer for the anti-slavery movement. He was internationally known for his accomplishments and became an advisor to President Thomas Jefferson. He died on his farm on October 9, 1806.

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#13 Nov 30, 2011
You all are very welcome!!

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#14 Nov 30, 2011
MsNewNew wrote:
You all are very welcome!!
Despite being educated I am ignorant to many of these inventions. As we all know, black history isn't taught in school and as for being made aware of black inventions -well, that wasn't on the curriculum either. I am enjoying being further educated.
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#16 Nov 30, 2011
WandaLouise wrote:
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Despite being educated I am ignorant to many of these inventions. As we all know, black history isn't taught in school and as for being made aware of black inventions -well, that wasn't on the curriculum either. I am enjoying being further educated.
:)
Exactly! The more you learn, the more you know!
Mocenots

Chicago, IL

#17 Nov 30, 2011
You people will believe anything because Black people self-esteem and intelligence is low.

Check the link for the facts on your so called Black inventors.

http://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/

Enough of these foolish ideas that Black people have invented stuff and lets deal with reality. Where are all the so called inventions of Blacks since 2000. You people have to go all the way back in the past to prove your self worth, but what have you Blacks done lately.
Cracka Smacka

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#18 Nov 30, 2011
Without the blk man whites would still be in caves rubbing sticks together to stay warm.

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#19 Nov 30, 2011
Mocenots wrote:
You people will believe anything because Black people self-esteem and intelligence is low.
Check the link for the facts on your so called Black inventors.
http://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/
Enough of these foolish ideas that Black people have invented stuff and lets deal with reality. Where are all the so called inventions of Blacks since 2000. You people have to go all the way back in the past to prove your self worth, but what have you Blacks done lately.
Is this another WHITE web site who we suppose to believe Black inventors don't exist? Are you really going to try to plant more doubt?

Let me leave you with only one example of US patents numbers of Garrett Augustus Morgan...In years that followed his invention, after he sold his invention to the General Electric Company for $40,000. He received patents in England and Canada for similar signal devices. Morgan's invention were eventually replaced with the light signal devices used today.

List of patents for Garrett Augustus Morgan.
U.S.1,090,936 Breathing Device.(March 24, 1914)
Assigned to the National Safety Device Company, Oberline, Ohio.
Official Gazette. Vol.200, p.898.

U.S.1,113,675 Breathing Device.(October 13, 1914)
Assigned to the National Safety Device Company, Oberline, Ohio.

Official Gazette. Vol.207, p.483.
U.S. 1,475,024 Traffic Signal.(November 20, 1923)
Assigned to Garrett A. Morgan.

U.S. 2,763,281 De-Curling Comb.(September 18, 1956)
Assigned to Garrett A. Morgan.

Membership and Awards

Received Carnegie Medal and a Medal for Bravery from the City of Erie for his bravery in the Lake Erie disaster 1916.

First grand prize at the 2nd International Exposition of Safety and Sanitation 1914, for his invention of a gas mask.

Related Internet Sites:
(US Patent & Trademark Resource Centers)- http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2001/01-54.jsp

Garrett Morgan, the son of former slaves, was born in Paris, Kentucky, and was living in Cleveland, Ohio when he received patent # 1,475,024 on November 20, 1923 for the three-way traffic signal.

https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/morg...

The Western Reserve Historical Society
http://www.wrhs.org/

The collection contains the papers and photographs of Morgan, housed at the Western Reserve Historical Society, African American Archives collection, Cleveland, Ohio. The collection consist of correspondence, legal and business papersm petitions, drawings of gas mask, traffic signal, hair straightener device, pamphlets and other memorabilia.
bdcsr

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#20 Nov 30, 2011
MsNewNew,

Thank you for coming with undisputed facts. I doubt you get hardly any response from the White trash racist losers that post here. At least nothing positive.

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#21 Nov 30, 2011
bdcsr wrote:
MsNewNew,
Thank you for coming with undisputed facts. I doubt you get hardly any response from the White trash racist losers that post here. At least nothing positive.
No problem... They always try to plant that doubt. It is what it is.

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#22 Nov 30, 2011
The "US government" issued the patent numbers.

Any non-believers need to contact them.
Mocenots

Chicago, IL

#23 Nov 30, 2011
You people may have invented 1 or 2 things way back in the day I am not changeling that, but I am changeling the validity of all the crap you posted, most of those inventors created add on or improvements to already existing products. THEY DID NOT INVENT THE PRODUCT.

Again I am asking, where are all of the children or grandkids of these so called inventors and what have they don’t, NOTHING. Where are all the great inventions of Blacks in this day and age? Now run about and do your research and come back with Black inventions after 2000. I’ll bet there are not many.

Most Blacks can’t graduate HS let alone invent something.

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