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Tue, 11.10.1891

A Black Man Receives a Valve Patent

Valve blueprint

*On this date in 1891, a Black man received a Valve patent.  Machinist and union activist Frank J. Ferrell was the inventor; his patent number was 462,762


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

these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be... HOMAGE TO MY HIPS by Lucille Clifton
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