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Black Inventors of America
by McKinley Burt, Jr.

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 149
    ISBN13: 9780894200953
    Imprint: National Book Company
    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
    Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

    Book Description:

    How many industries vital to America's success have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of African-Americans? Automobiles, railroads, trucking, communication, footwear, agricultural produce, and sugar refining, to name a few. Who are these individuals, and how did they come to make their contributions? Who was the Real McCoy?

    This book moves beyond the realm of hearsay and folklore... and tells the truth about the very real and magnificent accomplishments of a talented race of people. Passing on knowledge of these triumphs to children and young adults is especially important.

    The following is a partial list of African-Americans whose innovative and technological achievements have influenced and contributed to American Industry, Commerce and Culture in our global society. As referenced in Black Inventors of America:

     

    (A)
    Air Conditioning Unit F.M. Jones, July 12, 1949
    Air Ship J.F. Pickering, Feb. 20, 1900
    Almanac Benjamin Banneker, Approx. 1791
    Automatic Air Brake Granville T. Woods, June 10, 1902
    Automatic gear shift Richard Spikes, February 28, 1932

    (B)
    Baby buggy W.H. Richardson, June 18, 1899
    Bicycle Frame L.R. Johnson, October 10, 1899
    Blood plasma bag Charles Drew, Approx. 1945

    (C)
    Cellular phone Henry T. Sampson, July 6, 1971
    Child's Carriage W.H. Richardson, June 18, 1889
    Churn A.C. Richardson, Feb. 17, 1891
    Clothes Dryer G.T. Sampson, June 6, 1862

    (D)
    Detachable Car Fender R.Hearness, July 4, 1899
    Dough Kneader L. Bell, Dec. 10, 1872
    Door knob & stop O. Dorsey, December 10, 1878

    (E)
    Egg beater Willie Johnson, February 5, 1884
    ElectroMechanical Brake Granville T. Woods, Aug. 16, 1887
    Elevator Alexander Miles, October 11, 1867
    Elevator Device J. Cooper, April 2, 1895
    Electric lamp bulb Lewis Latimer, March 21, 1882
    Electric Railway System Granville T. Woods, Jan. 13, 1903
    Eye Protector P. Johnson, Nov. 2, 1880

    (F)
    Fire Escape Ladder J.B. Winters, May 7, 1878
    Fire Extinguisher T. Marshall, October 26, 1872
    Folding Bed L.C. Bailey, July 18, 1899
    Folding Chair Purdy & Sadgwar, June 11, 1889
    Fountain pen W.B. Purvis, January 7, 1890
    Furniture Castor D.A. Fisher, March 14, 1876

    (G)
    Gas Burner B.F. Jackson, April 4, 1899
    Gas Mask Garrett Morgan, October 13, 1914
    Golf Tee T. Grant, December 12, 1899
    Guitar Robert Fleming, Jr., March 3, 1886

    (H)

    Hair brush Lydia Newman, November 15, 18-
    Heating Apparatus B.F. Jackson, March 1, 1898
    Horse shoe J. Ricks, March 30, 1886

    (I)
    Ice cream scooper A.L. Cralle, February 2, 1897
    Invalid Cot B.F.Cargill, July 25, 1899
    Ironing board Sarah Boone, December 30, 1887

    (J)
    Joiner's Clamp D.A. Fisher, Apr. 20, 1875

    (K)
    Key chain F. J. Loudin, January 9, 1894

    (L)
    Lantern Michael C. Harve, August 19, 1884
    Lawn Mower L. A. Burr, May 19, 1889
    Lawn Sprinkler Design Elijah McCoy, Sept. 26, 1899
    Lemon Squeezer J.T. White, Dec. 8, 1896
    Life Saving Apparatus J. Wormley, May 4, 1881
    Life Saving Guards for
    Trains & Street Cars J.H. Robinson, Mar. 14 & Apr. 25, 1899
    Lubricator Elijah McCoy, May 27, 1893

    (M)
    Machine for Cleaning
    Seed Cotton P. Walker, Feb. 16, 1897
    Mailbox Paul L. Downing, October 27, 1891
    Mop T.W. Stewart, June 13, 1893
    Motor Frederick M. Jones, June 27, 1939

    (N)
    Nailing Machine J.E. Matzeliger, Feb. 25, 1896

    (O)
    Oil Stove J. Standard, Oct. 29, 1899

    (P)
    Peanut Butter George Washington Carver, 1896
    Pencil sharpener J. L. Love, November 23, 1897
    Planter & Cultivator G.W. Murray, June 5, 1894
    Printing Press W.A. Lavalette, Sept. 17, 1878
    Propeller for Vessels G. Toliver, April 28, 1891

    (R)
    Railcar Coupling A.J. Beard, Nov. 23, 1897
    Railway Switch W.H. Jackson, March 9, 1897
    Railway Telegraphy Granville T. Woods, Nov.15, 1887
    Refrigerator J. Standard, June 14, 1891
    Refrigration
    Control Device F.M. Jones, Jan. 8, 1952
    Rotary Dining Table D. Johnson, Jan. 15, 1888
    Rotary Engine B.H. Taylor, Apr. 23, 1878

    (S)
    Scaffold H. Pickett, June 30, 1874
    Shoe Lasting Machine J.E. Matzeliger, Sept. 22, 1891
    Spark plug Edmond Berger, February 2, 1839
    Spring Seat for Chairs A.B. Blackburn, Apr. 3, 1888
    Steam Boiler Furnace Granville T. Woods, June 3, 1884
    Steam Cylinder Lubricator Elijah McCoy, Feb. 1, 1876
    Stethoscope Imhotep, Ancient Egypt
    Stove T.A. Carrington, July 25, 1876
    Straightening comb Madame C.J. Walker, Approx. 1905
    Street Sprinkling Apparatus M.W. Binga, July 22, 1879
    Street sweeper Charles B. Brooks, March 17, 1890
    Sugar Refinement (The"Rillieux"Process) Norman Rillieux, Dec. 10, 1846
    Swinging Chairs P. Johnson, Nov. 15, 1881

    (T)
    Telephone Transmitter Granville T. Woods, Dec. 2, 1884
    Thermostat control Frederick M. Jones, February 23, 1960
    Ticket Dispensing Machine Frederick M. Jones, June 27, 1939
    Traffic light Garret Morgan, November 20, 1923
    Tricycle M. A. Cherry, May 6, 1686
    Two-Cycle Gas Engine Frederick M. Jones, March 11, 1947
    Typewriter Burridge and Marshman, April 7, 1885

    (U)
    Umbrella Stand W.C. Carter, Aug. 4th, 1885

    (V)
    Velocipede M.A. Cherry, May 8, 1888
    Ventilated Shoe H. Faulkner, April 29, 1890

    (W)
    Watch Benjamin Banneker, late 18th Century
    Water Closets for Railway Cars Latimer & Brown, Feb. 10, 1874



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