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Monday, July 30, 2007

What has the black man invented?

I'm asking this question out of curiosity. Is there anything, in the history of inventions, that a black man invented? If you know the answer, do share.

13 comments:

Icy said...

There is a list of inventors... Not just men, women as well

check out
http://inventors.about.com/library/blblackinventors.htm

Enjoy ;)

Butterfly said...

1st wooden clock by Benjamin Banneker
George Washington Carver invented peanut butter
Garrett Morgan invented traffic signals, Lydia O. Newman invented hair brush and ironing board....

Anonymous said...

I found some through the link below. Just copy and paste.

http://inventors.about.com/library/blblackinventors.htm

Anonymous said...

traffic light!

naijagal

IJEOMA said...

my dear.. black people are an industrious lot oh.. check out the links

Cheetarah said...

Internet fraud- YAHOOOZE!LOL

Anonymous said...

george foreman grill!!!

TJ The Actor said...

Nigerian born Dr. Philip Emeagwali first entered the limelight in 1989 when he won the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize for his work with massively parallel computers. He programmed the Connection Machine to compute a world record 3.1 billion calculations per second using 65,536 processors to simulate oil reservoirs. With over 41 inventions submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Philip Emeagwali is making big waves in the supercomputer industry, amazing achievements only surpassed by an even more amazing life.



Patricia Bath
Patricia Bath became the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention.Dr. Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist from New York, but living in Los Angeles when she received her patent, became the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention. Patricia Bath's patent (no. 4,744,360), a method for removing cataract lenses, transformed eye surgery, using a laser device making the procedure more accurate.


Henry Blair was the second black inventor issued a patent.
Henry Blair was the only inventor to be identified in the Patent Office records as "a colored man." Blair was born in Montgomery County, Maryland around 1807. He received a patent on October 14, 1834 for a seed planter and a patent in 1836 for a cotton planter.

Henry Blair was the second black inventor to receive a patent the first was Thomas Jennings who received a patent in 1821 for a dry cleaning process.



Otis Boykin invented an improved electrical resistor used in computers - radios - television sets and a variety of electronic devices. Boykin's resistor helped reduce the cost of those products. Otis Boykin also invented a variable resistor used in guided missile parts, a control unit for heart stimulators, a burglar-proof cash register and a chemical air filter.



John Christian was working as an Air Force, Materials Research, Engineer, when he invented and patented new lubricants, used in high flying aircraft and NASA space missions. The lubricants worked well under a wider temperature range than previous products, from minus 50 to 600 degrees. They were used in the helicoptor fuel lines, astronaut's back-pack life support systems, and in the four-wheel drive of the "moon-buggy".

NAIJAGAL said...

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i doubt it oh

ami said...

The watergun supersoaker was invented by a black man (an engineer) in atlanta. its a great toy that has brought happiness to the lives of many children and adults all over the world. He is currently retired as he makes so much of his patent for this toy

Vera Ikeji said...

Naija gal, the news about Tina and Ben is VERY TRUE.

nadine said...

George Washington Carver invented three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans, and sweet potatoes. More than anyone else in history.He also wrote a pamphlet help for the hard times.

Doctor Daniel Hale Williams was a pioneer in open heart surgery

Pink-satin said...

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