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Tue, 02.11.1890

A Black Man Receives a Steam Trap Patent

Steam Trap blueprint

*On this date in 1890, a Black man received a Steam Valve patent.  Machinist and union activist Frank J. Ferrell was the inventor; his patent number was 420 993.


Created Equal: The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators
By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York
ISBN 0-688-11536-5

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Some people think we don't have the right To say it's my country ... THIS IS MY COUNTRY by Curtis Mayfield.
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