Afr_Am_Inv - DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTISITY z WOODS RAILWAY...

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1 AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS ELIJAH McCOY GRANVILLE T. WOODS LEWIS LATIMER ELIJAH McCOY z The son of runaway slaves. He was born in Ontario, Canada. z EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (APPRENTICESHIP IN MECH. ENG.) DRIP CUP z Patented 1872 z over 57 patents z Elijah McCoy Manufacturing Firm(opened to market and improve inventions) Places he received patents z Great Britain z France z Austria z Germany z Russia GRANVILLE T. WOODS z BORN IN COLUMBUS, OHIO(1856) z TRAINING (Technical school for electrical and mechanical eng.) ------- 2 yrs as engineer aboard British Steamer Ironsides INVENTIONS z Dynamotor- regulated electric motor z induction telegraph- communicate to and from moving trains z electro-mechanical brake z electric railway conduit
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2 PATENTS CON’T z OVER 50 PATENTS- MOST HAD TO DO WITH CONTROL AND
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Unformatted text preview: DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTISITY z WOODS RAILWAY TELEGRAPH COMPANY- CINCINNATI, OHIO LEWIS LATIMER z “LIKE THE LIGHT OF THE SUN IT BEAUTIFIES ALLTHINGS ON WHICH IT SHINES, AND IS NO LESS WELCOME IN THE PALACE THAN IN THE HUMBLEST HOME ” LIFE z Member of Edison Pioneers(group of distinguished scientists and inventors who worked for Edison) z joined navy at age 15- discharged in 1865 z Crosby and Gould(Patent Office)-learned to draft FILAMENT z Electric lamp with cheap filament z helped Edison light up the world z “Incandescent Electric Lighting”-book which was a guide for lighting engineers...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course EGN 3000 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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