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Minority Inventors - AFRICAN-AMERICANS Minority Inventors...

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1 Minority Inventors African-Americans, Women, and Hispanics(?) who have Contributed to the Development of Technology AFRICAN-AMERICANS •Elijah McCoy •Granville T. Woods •Lewis Latimer •Garret A. Morgan •Frederick M. Jones Elijah McCoy Born in Ontario, Canada Son of runaway slaves. International Patents Great Britain – France – Austria – Germany – Russia Mechanical Eng. Apprentice Edinburgh, Scotland Drip Cup Patented 1872 Over 57 patents Elijah McCoy Manufacturing Firm opened to market and improve inventions Granville T. Woods Born in 1856 TRAINING Technical School for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering 2 yrs as engineer aboard British Steamer Ironsides Inventions & Patents Inventions Dynamotor- regulated electric motor Induction telegraph - communicate to and from moving trains Electro-mechanical brake Electric railway conduit Patents Over 50 Patents - Control and Distribution of Electricity Woods Railway Telegraph Co.- Cincinnati, Ohio
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