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BLACK INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS

 
 Product                       Inventor                Date
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 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            October 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 Carver1896
 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
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