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Contemporary Black Inventors

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1
A.P. Abourne
Refining of coconut oil.
July 27, 1980
2
A. B. Blackburn
Spring seat for chairs. Patent# 380,420
April 3, 1888
3
A.C. Richardson
Casket-Lowering Device. Patent# 529,311
November 13, 1894
4
A.C. Richardson
Churn. Patent # 466,470
February 17, 1891
A.E. Long and A.A. Jones-- 
Caps For Bottles And Jars 
1898 
A.L. Lewis 
Window Cleaner 
1892 
A.L. Rickman 
Galoshes 
1898 
8
Anna M. Mangin
Pastry fork
March 1, 1892
Alexander P. Ashbourne 
Biscuit Cutter 
November, 1875 
10 
Alexander Miles 
Elevator  and also safety device for elevators. Patent No. 371,207 
October11, 1887 
11 
Alfred L. Cralle 
Ice Cream Scooper. Patent # 576,395 
February 2,1897 
12 
Alice Parker 
Heating Furnace 
1918 
13 
Andrew Beard 
Automatic Car Coupling Device 
1897 
14 
Augustus Jackson 
Ice cream 
1832 
15
B. F. Cargill
Invalid cot. Patent# 629,658
July 25, 1899
16 
B.F. Jackson 
Gas Burner 
 
17 
Benjamin Banneker 
Clock, Prints for Wash. DC 1st Almanac 
 
18 
Bessie V. Griffin 
Portable Receptacle 
1951 
19 
C.B. Brook 
Street Sweeper 
1896 
20
C.V. Richey
Fire Escape Bracket. Patent # 596,427
December 28, 1897
21
C. W. Allen
Self Leveling table. Patent # 613,436
November 1, 1898
22
D. McCree
Portable Fire Escape. Patent # 440,322
November 11, 1890
23 
Darryl Thomas 
Cattle Roping  Apparatus 
 
24 
Dr. Charles Drew 
Invented Blood Banks And Established Them Around The World 
1940 
25 
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams 
Performed First Open Heart Surgery 
1893 
26 
Edmond Berger 
Spark Plug 
 
27 
Elbert R. Robinson 
Electric Railway  Trolley 
 
28
Ellen Elgin 
Clothes Wringer 
1880s 
29 
Elijah Mccoy 
Automatic Lubrication System (For Railroad And Heavy Machinery) 1892 
 July 2, 1872 
30 
Folarin Sosan 
Package-Park (Solves Package Delivery Dilemma)   www.maita.com
1997 
31
Frederick Jones
Ticket Dispensing Machine. Patent # 2163754
June 27, 1939
32
Frederick Jones
Starter Generator. Patent # 2475842
July 12, 1949
33
Frederick Jones
Two-Cycle gasoline Engine. Patent # 2523273
November 28, 1950
34 
Frederick Jones 
Air Condition. Patent # 2475841 
July 12, 1949 
35 
Frederick Jones 
Portable X-Ray Machine 
 
36
G.W. Murray
Cultivator and Marker. Patent # 517,961
April 10, 1894
37
G.W. Murray
Combined Furrow Opener and Stalk-Knocker. Patent # 517,960
April 10, 1894
38
G.W. Murray
Fertilizer Distributor. Patent# 520,889
June 5, 1894
39
G.W. Murray
Cotton Chopper. Patent # 520,888
June 5, 1894
40
G.W. Murray
Planter.  Patent # 520,887
June 5, 1894
41
G. F. Grant 
Golf Tee. Patent # 638,920 
December 12, 1899 
42 
G.T. Sampson 
Clothes Drier 
1892 
43 
G.W. Kelley 
Steam Table 
1897 
44 
Garret A. Morgan 
Gas Mask (Saved Many Lives During WWI) 
1914 
45
George Alcorn
Fabrication of spectrometer. Patent # 4,618,380
October 21, 1986
46
George Tolivar
Ship's propeller
 
47 
George Washington Carver 
Peanut Butter 
1900 
48 
George Washington Carver 
300 products from peanuts, 118 products from the sweet potato and 75 from the pecan. 
1900-1943 
49 
Garret A. Morgan 
Automatic Traffic Signal 
1923 
50 
Gertrude E. Downing and William Desjardin 
Corner Cleaner Attachment. 
Patent # 3,715,772 
February 13, 1973
51 
Granville Woods 
Telephone (His Telephone Was Far Superior To Alexander Graham Bell's) 
 Dec. 2,1884 
52 
Granville Woods 
Trolley Car 
1888 
53 
Granville Woods 
Multiplex Telegraph System (Allowed Messages To Be Sent And Received From Moving Trains) 
1887 
54 
Granville Woods 
Railway Air Brakes (The First Safe Method Of Stopping Trains) 1903 
 
55 
Granville Woods 
Steam Boiler/Radiator 
1884 
56 
Granville Woods-- 
Third Rail (Subway) 
 
57
H. Grenon
Razor Stropping Device. Patent # 554,867
February 18, 1896
58
H.H. Reynolds
Window Ventilator for Railroad Cars.
Patent No.275,271
April 3, 1883
59 
H.A. Jackson 
Kitchen Table 
 
60 
Henry Blair 
Mechanical Seed Planter 
1830 
61 
Henry Blair 
Mechanical Corn Harvester 
 
62
Henry Single
Patented an Improved Fish Hook. He sold it later for $625.
1854
63 
Henry Sampson 
Cellular Phone 
July 6th, 1971 
64 
I.O. Carter 
Nursery  Chair 
1960 
65 
Issac R. Johnson 
Bicycle Frame 
 
66
J. A. Joyce
Ore Bucket. Patent # 603,143
April 26, 1898
67
J. Hawkins
Patented the Gridiron
March 3, 1845
68 
J. Gregory 
Motor 
 
69 
J.A. Sweeting 
Cigarette Roller 
1897 
70 
J.B. Winters 
Fire Escape Ladder 
 
71
J. H. Hunter
Portable Weighing Scales. Patent # 570,533
November 3, 1896
72 
J.F. Pickering 
Air Ship 
1892 
73
J. H. Robinson
Lifesaving guards for Street Cars. Patent# 623,929
April 25, 1899
74
J. Robinson
Dinner Pail. Patent# 356,852 
February 1, 1887
75
J. W. Reed
Dough Kneader and Roller. Patents# 304,552
September 2, 1884
76
J. Ross
Bailing Press. Patent # 632,539
Sept 05, 1899
77 
J.H. White 
Convertible Sette (A Large Sofa) 
1892 
78 
J.H. White 
Lemon Squeezer 
1896 
79 
J.L. Love 
Pencil Sharpener. Patent # 594,114 
23 November 1897 
80 
J.S. Smith 
Lawn Sprinkler. Patent # 581,785 
May 4, 1897 
81 
James Forten 
Sailing Apparatus 
1850 
82 
James S. Adams 
Airplane Propelling 
 
83 
Jan Matzelinger 
Automatic Shoe Making Machine 
1883 
84 
Joan Clark 
Medicine Tray 
1987 
85 
John A. Johnson 
Wrench 
 
86 
John Burr 
Lawn Mower 
 
87
John Parker
"Parker Pulverizer" Follower-Screw for Tobacco Presses. Patent# 304,552
September 2, 1884
88 
John Standard 
Refrigerator. Patent# 304,552
Jul 14,1894 
89 
Joseph Gammel 
Supercharge System for Internal Combustion Engine 
 
90 
Joseph N. Jackson 
Programmable Remote Control 
 
91 
L.C. Bailey 
Folding Bed 
1899 
92
L. Bell
Locomotive smoke stack. Patent# 115,153
May 23, 1871
93
L. F. Brown
Bridle bit. Patent # 484,994
October 25, 1892
94 
L.S. Burridge And N.R. Marsham 
Typewriter 
1885 
95 
Lewis Howard Latimer 
Light Bulb Filament 
 
96 
Lewis Temple 
Toggle Harpoon (Revolutionized The Whaling Industry) 
1848 
97 
Lloyd A. Hall 
Chemical compound to preserve meat 
 
98 
Lloyd P. Ray 
Dust Pan 
 
99
Lydia Holmes
Wood Toys. Patent # 2,529,692
November 14, 1950
100 
Lydia O. Newman 
Hair brush 
 
101 
M.C. Harney 
Lantern/Lamp 
Aug.19,  1884 
102 
Madam. C. Walker 
Hair Care Products 
 1905 
103
Majorie Joyner
Permanent hair wave machine. Patent  # 1693515
November 27, 1928
104 
Madeline M. Turner 
The Fruit Press 
1916 
105 
Marie V. Brittan Brown 
Security System. Patent # 3,482,037 
 December 2, 1969
106
Manley West
Discovered compound in canibis to cure glaucoma.
1980-1987
107 
Norbett Rillieux 
Sugar Refining System 
1846 
108
O.B. Clare
Rail Tresle. Patent# 390,753
October 9, 1888
109
O. E. Brown 
Horse Shoe 
8/23/1892 
110 
Onesimus 
Small Pox Inoculation (He Brought This Method From Africa Where Advance Medical Practices Were In Use Long Before Europeans Had Any Medical Knowledge) 
1721 
111 
Otis F. Boykin 
Wire Type Precision Resistor. 
Patent # U.S. 2,891,227
 June 16, 1959
112 
Paul E  Williams 
Helicopter 
 
113 
Peter Walker 
Machine for Cleaning Seed Cotton 
 
114 
Phillip Downing 
Letter Drop Mailbox. Patent # 462,096 
October 27, 1891 
115 
Philip Emeagwali
 Accurate Weather Forecasting 
1990 
116
Philip Emeagwali
Hyperball Computer 
April 1996 
117
Philip Emeagwali
Improved Petroleum Recovery 
1990 
118
Philip Emeagwali
World's Fastest Computer 
1989 
119
R.A. Butler
Train alarm.  Patent #157,370
June 15, 1897
120 
R.P. Scott 
Corn Silker 
1894 
121 
Richard Spikes 
Automatic Gear Shift 
 
122 
Robert Flemming Jr. 
Guitar 
March 3, 1886 
123
S. H. Love
Improvement to military guns. Patent # 1301143.
22 April 1919
124
S. H. Love
Improve Vending Machine. Patent # 1936515
November 21, 1933
125 
Sara E. Goode 
Cabinet Bed 
1885 
126 
Rufus Stokes Patent #3,378,241 
Exhaust Purifier 
April 16, 1968 
127 
Sarah Boone 
Ironing Board 
April 26, 1892 
128 
T. Elkins 
Toilet 
1897 
129
T. J. Byrd
Rail car coupling . Patent# 157,370
December 1, 1874
130 
Thomas Carrington 
Range Oven 
1876 
131
Thomas J.Martin
Patented the Fire Extinguisher
March 26, 1872
132 
Thomas W. Stewart 
Mop 
1893 
133
Virgie M. Ammons
Fireplace Damper Actuating Tool. Patent # 3,908,633
September 30, 1975
134 
W. A. Lovette 
The Advance Printing Press 
 
135
W. F. Burr
Railway Switching device . Patent # 636,197
Oct.31,1899
136
W. H. Ballow
Combined hatrack and table. Patent # 601,422
March 29, 1898
137
W.S. Campbell
Self-setting animal trap. Patent# 246,369
August 30, 1881
138 
W. Johnson 
Egg Beater 
1884 
139 
W.B. Purvis 
The Fountain Pen Patent# 419,065
Jan 7,1890  
140 
W.D. Davis 
Riding Saddles 
 October 6, 1895
141 
W.H. Sammons 
Hot Comb 
1920 
142 
W.S. Grant 
Curtain Rod Support 
1896 
143 
William Barry 
Postmarking and Canceling machine 
 
144 
Wm. Harwell 
Attachment for shuttle arm; device used to capture satellites 

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