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Inventors Inventions

Andrew J. Beard
(1849-1921)

A special kind of engine called the “Jenny Coupler,” and the Rotary Stem Engine

Benjamin Banneker
(1731-1806)

Wooden Clock

Benjamin Montgomery

Propeller for Stemboats

Bessie Blount

Feeding Tubes for the handicapped (particularly war victims)

Charles Armstrong

Diving Suit

Charles H. Turner
(1867-1923)

“Turner’s Cycling,” which showed how humans compared to animals & insects

Charles R. Drew
(1904-1950)

Researched the nature of human blood and created what has become known as “Blood Banks”

Charles W. Buggs
(1906-1991)

Conducted special research on why some bacteria (germs) don’t react to certain medicines

Daniel H. Williams
(1858-1931)

Performed the first Open Heart Surgery without the aide of X-rays, etc. (and the patient lived 20 lives after)

Daniel Johnson

Rotating Table

Elijah McCoy
(1843-1929)

Ironing Board, Water Sprinkler, & an Automatic Oiling Machinery known as “The Real McCoy”

Ernest W. Just
(1883-1941)

Devoted a lifetime of study & function of the cell (cytology) & how eggs are fertilized & babies born

Frederick M. Jones
(1893-1961)

1 st Portable X-Ray Machine, a Self-Starting Gasoline Motor, a Sound System in a Movie Theatre, Standard Refrigerator Design for all Army & Marine Field Kitchens, & the devices that deliver tickets & spill out change at Movie Box Offices. Jones received over 60 patents; 40 of them in refrigeration equipment.

Garrett A. Morgan
(1875-1963)

Safety Helmet Breathing Device & the

Automatic Stop Sign (Traffic Light)

George Washington Carver
(1864-1943)

Planted the peanut, sweet potatoe, & soybean; found over 300 uses of the peanut, such as: peanut butter, ink, shaving cream; plastic, laundry soap, rubber; paint, linoleum, mayonnaise; paper, shampoo, polish(metal & shoes); chilli sauce, buttermilk, instant coffee; bleach, meat tenderizer, & axle grease just to name a few

Geroge R. Carruthers
(1940 - )

A special Camera that made the trip to the moon aboard the Apollo 16 in 1972

Granville T. Woods
(1856-1910)

Automatic Air Brake; Steam Boiler Furnace; & a system for measuring the proximity of a Train

H.C. Webb
(1864 - ?)

The Webb Palmetto Grubbing Machine, a Barrel Stave Machine, & a special kind of Drill

J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr.
(1923 - )

Contributed skills to the study & development of Auto-matic Power & part owner of a firm which designed & developed nuclear reactors for creating Atomic Power

James Forten
(1766-1842)

A Device for handling large heavy sails of big ships

Jan Ernst Matzeliger
(1852-1889)

Shoe Making Machine

John B. Christian
(1927- )

A variety of revolutionary lubricants that saved pilots’ lives in combat, & contributed the success of the astronauts’ mission on the moon

Julius Hart

3 Aerial Bombs

Lewis H. Latimer
(1848-1928)

The Fine Carbon Wire which lights up in Edison’s Bulbs (an original “Edison Pioneer”)

Louis T. Wright
(1891-1952)

Originated a method of operating on Fractures about the Knee Joint, a Brace for Fractures of the Spine, and a Vaccination against Smallpox

Madam C.J. Walker
(1869-1919)

1 st women to become a millionaire of any race through developing hair-care products for blacks (not the straightening comb; it’s unknown who developed that)

Meredith Gourdine
(1929-1998)

Made High-Voltage Electricity from gas, which resulted in refrigeration for preserving foods, supplying cheap power for heat & light in homes, burning coal more efficiently, making sea water drinkable by removing its salt, an exhaust purifying device for cars...

Norbert Rillieux
(1806-1894)

Sugar-Refining Process

Otis Boykin
(1920-1982)

Devised the control unit in Artificial Heart Simulators; a Variable Resistor Device used in many guided missiles; Small Components used in IBM computers; Burgular-Proof Cash Register; a Chemical Air Filter, and the Pace Maker

Percy Julian
(1891-1975)

Found a Remedy for Arthiritis

Rufus Stokes
(1922-1986)

Air Purification Device

Sambo Jackson

Modern Ice Cream

Samuel Scottron

Adjustable Mirror

Theodore K. Lawless
(1892-1971)

Became a millionaire due to him contributed to a better understanding of Syphilis, leprosy, and established the best known skin clinic in Chicago

Vance H. Marchbanks, Jr. (1905-1973)

Designed a Gas Mask Testing Device, & discovered a method of Measuring Fatigue in pilots

William A. Hinton
(1883-1959)

“Hinton-Davies Test,” used to detect Syphilis

 
 
 
 

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