#599 Jul 13, 2013
lubricating cup: I dont even know what this is. A famous black inventor, Elijah McCoy, did invent several improvements to lubrication in steam engines, but he did not in any way invent the steam engine or steam engine lubrication.
lunch pail: Containers to carry food have been used for literally hundreds upon hundreds of years. If youre referring to the modern metal lunch box, it was introduced by the Alladin Company in 1950, definitely no invented by a black person.
mail box: Nonsense. Modern mailboxes were being used in Europe since the 1700s, and the first known mailbox in the US is also from the 1700s. It is not known who invented the very first one, but it was definitely not a black person it wouldve been some French person most likely.
Mop: Again, absurd. Mops go back several hundreds of years, the earliest recorded reference to one is in England (it was then called a mappe) in 1496.
Motor: Absolutely ridiculous. The motor was not, in any way, invented by a black person. The Scottish monk Andrew Gordon created the first motor in the 1740s. Michael Faraday, a white Englishman, invented the first modern motor in 1821.
peanut butter: Peanut butter was consumed by the Aztecs as far back as the 15th century. It was invented in its modern form by a white Canadian dude named Marcellus Gilmore Edson in 1884. Peanut butter is often attributed to George Washington Carver, and while he did do fantastic research into the peanut (along with soybeans, cotton, etc.) he did not invent peanut butter.
pencil sharpener: White Frenchman Eiche Gardner invented the pencil sharpener in 1828, but the first modern pencil sharpener was invented by another white Frenchman, Therry des Estwaux, in 1847.
record player arm: Nonsense, the record player, arm and everything, was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison.
Refrigerator Artificial refrigeration was invented by white Scotsman William Cullen in 1748, and the first refrigerator unit was invented by white American Oliver Evans in 1805. The first modern refrigerator (with a compressor and everything) was invented by a white American named Jacob Perkins in 1834.
riding saddles: Again, ridiculous. Riding saddles were first known to be used by the Assyrians in 700 BC. There have also been saddles found in Siberia dating back to 500 BC.
rolling pin: Again, absurd. Rolling pins were known to have been used by the Etruscans as far back as the 9th century BC. It is in no way a modern invention; it goes far back into ancient times.
shampoo headrest:*(see below)
spark plug:Étienne Lenoir, a white Belgian, invented the spark plug in 1860.
Stethoscope: invented by white Frenchman René Laennec in 1816.
Stove: Stoves have been used for thousands of years. Stoves were used in Ancient Greece to make bread. The first written historical record of an oven being built, refers to an oven built in 1490, in Alsace, France. This oven was made entirely of brick and tile, including the flue.
straightening comb: The straightening comb / hot comb was invented in France by an unkown French person, but the person was almost certainly not black.
street sweeper: The first street sweeper was invented by C.S. Bishop, a white man, in 1849.
phone transmitter: Invented by white man, Alexander Graham Bell, in 1876.
thermostat control: Warren S. Johnson, a white American, invented the thermostat in 1833.
traffic light: J. P. Knight, a white Englishman, invented the traffic light in 1868.
Tricycle: Stephan Farffler, a white German who was disabled, invented the tricycle in 1655.
Typewriter: Henry Mill, a white Englishman, invented the designs for the first typewriter in 1714. In 1808 Pellegrino Turri, a white Italian, built the first typewriter. The typewriter in its modern form was invented by William Austin Burt, a white American, in 1829.
#600 Jul 13, 2013
THINGS FROM YOUR LIST ACTUALLY INVENTED BY BLACK PEOPLE, that is it:
door nob (its knob by the way, and door handles have been used for hundreds and thousands of years but the door knob, in its modern form, was invented by a black man, Osbourn Dorsey.)
ice cream scooper
#601 Jul 13, 2013
#602 Jul 14, 2013
Hmm ok. Lets citate everbody. And citate their wiki after hahahahaha.
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; Octber 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 knob: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
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
fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; October 26, 1872
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
lawn sprinkler: J. W. Smith; May 4, 1897
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: Frederick 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; October 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
“Repent and worship God”
Since: Jul 13
#603 Jul 14, 2013
That's almost impossible considering we as African Americans must pay utility bills, mortgages, rent, car payments, etc.
#604 Jul 14, 2013
No, you fool That was a HOAX:
Every single thing I listed is the actual date and inventor. Look up ANY of them.
The list you just provided was from an online hoax from several years ago, you fool. Some of them are just so outrageously stupid it's hard to believe. Do you honestly believe no lanterns or mops existed before the late 1800's?? Ahahahaha.
EVERY SINGLE ONE of mine were actual facts, ALL of yours are incorrect. Provide one actual piece of historical documentation that supports ANY OF THOSE as being the actual inventor.
#605 Jul 14, 2013
You now state ALL of mine are incorrect. But above you state that some are correct. Make up your mind.. Seems like you want to twist your story alot. Makes you seem illegitimate. And sure I'll citate historical documentation! Hold on.
#606 Jul 14, 2013
Also by "invent" I mean the one you commonly see. Not prehistoric prototype that you may find in museums.
#607 Jul 14, 2013
Also a bit more on inventions by African-Americans. Dirty Neanderthal animals took credit for what slaves invented. Read more below.
Many African-Americans have contributed important inventions in the history of the United States.
Unfortunately, these contributions had to be made without benefit of formal schooling in many cases.
Also, a black inventor, even in post Civil-War days, was up against innumerable legal and social
obstacles. In light of this background of deprivation, the African-American's success in the field
of invention is all the more commendable.
In 1870, more than 80% of the African-Americans in the United States were illiterate.
Even in the first decade of the 1900's over one-third of the African-American population over ten
years old had never been to school. Not only was the lack of education a hindrance, but there were
actual legal limitations in the pre-Civil War days. Slaves were not allowed to obtain patents, so
many of their masters took credit for the inventions. When the slaves were freed and technically
allowed to apply for a patent, many inventions weren't accepted when the race of the inventor
Probably the first African-American to obtain a patent (we can't be sure because other registry
entries do not contain a reference to race), was Henry Blair of Maryland. On October 14, 1834 he was
granted a patent for a corn-planting machine. In 1836 Mr. Blair also received a patent for a
cotton-planting device (Ploski 635).
Some well-known inventions by African-Americans, Americans still enjoy today: the potato chip
of Hyram S. Thomas (a Saratoga Chef); the ice cream of Augustus Jackson, who became known as "the man
who invented ice cream" in 1832 (a Philadelphia confectioner); the golf tee of George F. Grant; the
mop-holder of Thomas W. Stewart, and the player pianos of J.S. and S. L. Dickinson.
Other inventions are more important technologically. They include: the "gas inhalator"
(transformed into the gas masks used in WW I) by Garrett A. Morgan, the synchronous multiplex railway
telegraph of Granville Woods; the shoe-last machine of Jan Matzeliger; and the automatic lubricator,
one of 57 patents received by Elijah McCoy. McCoy's lubrication system continues to be used in large
industry today. In fact, it is where the phrase "It's the real McCoy" originates (Ploski 639).
These achievements were made in the face of adversity and, therefore, of even greater credit to their
#608 Jul 15, 2013
Yes, as I stated in my original post all but five of yours are incorrect. The only ones that are correct I listed.
All others were 100% categorically wrong, and that is a fact. They originated in an online hoax. Feel free to read the Snopes article, or just continue to post and make yourself look like an ass.
Any of those are easily looked up and researched, as well. There is no debate here, you are wrong.
#609 Jul 15, 2013
No shit. There is no argument what "invent" means.
The only ones from your list that are actual inventors of those items in ANY sense are the 5 I listed. The rest are either completely made up or are based on tiny, minor tweaks that were registered to those inventions, by African Americans. For example, the dude you listed as the inventor of the elevator did nothing but register tiny tweaks to the existing technology of elevator doors, he had absolutely nothing to do with the invention of the elevator. Tens of thousands of such patents are registered to existing inventions throughout the years, that does not make any of those the "inventor" of those original ideas - that is absurd. Some of them are also completely imaginary. The dude you have listed as the inventor of the cell phone literally had nothing to do with the invention of the cell phone.
#610 Jul 18, 2013
Are you guys really fighting over this subject? Look I am gonna point out to the countless what all have failed to notice. While I found the subject matter of the original post thought provoking and insightful I am displeased to see that the two sources he noted are nonexistent.
#611 Jul 20, 2013
No, I'm not. I'm just pointing out the fact that he is wrong. If someone posts "2 + 2 = 5" over and over again and I simply point out the idiocy of that assertion, I'm not really sure it qualifies as a fight.
The list of inventors he posted is absolutely farcical. Only 5 items on that list were invented by African Americans (and I listed each one), every single other one was not - in any way, shape, or form. The list I posted is 100% historically accurate and factual. There isn't a debate so much as it is simply me pointing out a cold, hard fact.
This is the problem with Afrocentrism, it wholly revolves around cultural thievery. For someone to make sweeping point based on a huge list of inventions with the premise that African Americans invented each and every one of them, when the ACTUAL fact is the polar opposite, it serves as the perfect analogy for the absurdity of the Afrocentric movement as a whole.
Since: Dec 11
#612 Jul 20, 2013
White slaves were mostly used as eunuchs. The pale skin resembled fancy ladies who were too wealthy to work under the Sun avoiding any tanning. Turks were widely known for practice pederasty with their white slaves. Male houses of prostitution amrad khaneh, "houses of the beardless", were legally recognized and paid taxes.
Osman Agha of Temeşvar who fell captive to the Austrians in 1688 wrote in his memoirs that one night an Austrian boy approached him for sex, telling him "for I know all Turks are pederasts".
Everybody agrees that white people is unworthy for any manly job.
Since: May 13
#613 Jul 20, 2013
Then your guess is highly uneducated. The trans-atlantic slave trade alone makes you sound like an idiot.
It's historical fact, even by eye witness accounts, that the North African slave trade was conducted by Arab Muslims and no one else. They were cruel and would leave the slaves emaciated, encouraging infighting amongst them and torturing them constantly, in efforts to make them convert to Islam. This wasn't the same with the slavery of Whites along the Western shores of Africa. By all accounts, they were treated fairly, allowed to even own businesses and buy their freedom. At the start of it, they were treated much like circus midgets and bearded ladies were at the hight of the circus, oddities to be paraded around when guests, foreign rulers would come to visit. In all cases of African slavery but that of the Arab, slaves were treated fairly well and ALWAYS allowed to find work and eventually buy their freedom. This system was obviously superior to that of the cruel slavery institutions headed by Arabs and later their White cousins. Africans would war and instead of wiping out the defeated, they would put them to work. The men would often come away the winners, having learned skilled trades durring their indentured servitude and would return to their lands with wealth and status, in some cases. African slavery can't be compared to the slavery instituted by Whites and Arabs, not at all. NUMEROUS historical documents reflect this.
Since: May 13
#614 Jul 20, 2013
You're right, we are the people of prophecy who can't buy or sell a single thing, without baring the mark. They have successfully socially and economically castrated us. They defamed and ridiculed us to the world, so that they all look down on us and we are unable to do business with them. They won't buy black and we have no ownership of anything. Every so-called 'race' is even able to sell their own cuisine, from Mexican to Chinese but in our case, it was all sold away and we can never do the same. They just won't enter a black business. This is the #1 fact whites fail to realize. Much of the damage they have perpetrated on us is irreversable.
#615 Jul 20, 2013
Cool. What prophecy?
“Repent and worship God”
Since: Jul 13
#616 Jul 20, 2013
I hope you realize that black men were eunuchs too.
Sir, there were black male eunuchs as well.
Since: May 13
#617 Jul 20, 2013
Biblical. There are quite enough prophetic statements and prophecies that point out the holy people, the ones the true God has loved from the beginning. I figure that since I mentioned the mark, you're asking for this:
so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
“Repent and worship God”
Since: Jul 13
#618 Jul 20, 2013
Sorry for my post repeating itself. I am having trouble with Topix today.
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