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Tue, 01.26.1892

A Black Man Receives a Valve Patent

Valve blueprint

*On this date in 1892, a Black man received a Valve patent.  Machinist and union activist Frank J. Ferrell was the inventor; his patent number was 467,796.


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

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