Inventions relating to the Peanut
Although it is well known that Dr.George Washington Carver did not
invent the peanut, it is not as well known that many products that
have come from the peanut are due to the work of this great
African-American inventor and scientist.
Inventors of the Late 19th Century
For the kitchen, African-Americans invented: the metal oven rack
(J. Hawkins, 1845), the egg beater (W. Johnson, 1884), the
dough-kneading machine (J. Lee, 1894), and improved refrigerators
(T. Elkins, 1879; J. Standard, 1891). For the living room:
Inventors of Our Times
Continued successes, improving opportunities African-Americans are
still underrepresented in technology and the sciences; but great
progress has been made since the 1960s, especially in the realm of
Inventors and Inventions
Attachment for shuttle arm device used to capture satellites, ice
cream, gas burner, programmable remote control, aeroplane
propelling, video commander, biscuit cutter, folding bed, bicycle
frame, rotary engine, super soaker ...
Inventors in Railroad System
Locomotive smoke stack, railway signal, water closets, switching
device, train alarm, car couplings, street car fender, trestle,
railway switch ....
American Inventors: Historical
Hugh Brown, Charles Bryant, George Carruthers, Oscar Cassel, David
N. Crosthwait, Jr., Shelby J. Davidson, Joseph Hunter Dickinson,
Wilbert Dyer, Solomon Harper, many others
List of African American Inventors, Inventions and Patent Dates
Women Inventors of the Early 20th Century
In 1898, Ms. Lyda D. Newman patented the first hairbrush with
synthetic bristles. Soon thereafter, two other African-American
inventors, Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker and Marjorie Joyner
revolutionized hair-care and created an industry.
Americans in the Sciences
African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and
mathematicians have contributed in both large and small ways that
can be overlooked when chronicling the history of science.
Called the "first African American inventor": Crop
irrigation system. During the revolutionary war, wheat grown on a
farm designed by Banneker prevented U.S. troops from starving.
Invention called a Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels. Her chair, as
she stated in her patent application would "reduce the
expenses of hotels by decreasing the number of waiters and
Bibliography of Reference
Sources for Black Inventors List of African American Inventors and
Second Black inventor issued a patent by the United States Patent
Office. His invention was a seed planter which enabled farmers to
plant more corn faster, with less labor.
Tube feeding system for the disabled: her inventions made the
lives of soldiers disabled in World War II more independent.
Purchased by the French government.
Washington Carver: Cosmetic and Process of Producing
Agricultural chemist George Washington Carver developed
crop-rotation methods for conserving nutrients in soil and
discovered hundreds of new uses for crops such as the peanut,
which created new markets for farmers, especially in the South.
"Supercomputers that put men on the moon are unheard of in
Africa. But not to this Nigerian lad who dropped out of school at
age 14. Now a ripe 41-year-old, Philip Emeagwali is turning the
American supercomputer and oil industries upside down, and the
Americans can't believe it!"
of Black Scientists and Engineers
Held more than 60 patents in a variety of fields, but specialized
in refrigeration. In 1935, he invented the first automatic
refrigeration system for long-haul trucks.
First African American Woman Patent Holder (1896 - 1994) She
invented a permanent wave machine that would allow a hairdo to
stay set for days. (Hair Perms)
Invented and patented an incandescent light bulb with a carbon
filament in 1881. An engineer for the Edison Company, Latimer
invented the carbon filament, thus making the light bulb
Developed an automatic method for lasting shoes. "the most
important invention for New England." His invention was
"the greatest forward step in the shoe industry"
Was awarded over 57 patents including an oil-filled container with
an adjustable stopcock. Invention literally revolutionized the
railroad industry and continuously running factory machinery.
Augustus Morgan and see second
Among his inventions was an early traffic signal, that greatly
improved safety on America's streets and roadways.
Bessie Blount, Otis Boykins, George Washington Carver, Mae
Jemison, Marjorie Joyner, Ernest Just, Jan Ernst Matzeliger,
Elijah McCoy, Lewis Latimer ...
Have contributed to the successfully creation of this society.
This hopefully will be become a community site that shall grow
with the help of the electronic users.
Invented the induction telegraph system in 1887, a method of
informing an engineer of trains immediately in front of and behind
him, thus ensuring safer rail travel. Woods was challenged in
court by the Edison and Phelps companies, but Woods eventually won
the patent rights.