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Tue, 05.29.1888

A Lubricator Cup Improvement is Patented by a Black Man

*On  this date in 1888, Black inventor Elijah McCoy issued an improvement on his Lubricator Cup. The devise dripped small amounts of oil onto moving engine parts, saving businesses time and money. The patent #383,745.

The inventor’s automatic oil conduits and water chambers were improved and the expression the Real McCoy remained part of American culture.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

1. A black woman speaks of white womanhood. What gives her the right? --slavery, lynching, etc have to do with white women. 2. Would like to speak of it as... A Black Woman Speaks by Beah Richards
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