Almost everyone has heard of Booker T. Washington, and indeed, his life and legacy are quite detailed. This wonderful video, composed by the Bio Channel, gives a brief overview of this great man's life. For more on Booker T. Washington, click...
Invention: Refrigerating Apparatus Patent No: 221,222 Date: November 4, 1879 Meet Thomas Elkins, Inventor Extraordinaire! In Thomas' day, food was kept cool by packing blocks of ice in an ice box and hoping for the best. But Thomas invented an apparatus...
Street Sweeper Patent #556,711 Patented March 17, 1895 Charles B. Brooks lived during a time when our streets were in horrific condition. They were typically cleaned by lone walkers who marched to and fro, picking up debris by hand or sweeping by...
INVENTIONS: "The Automatic Bread Crumber" "The Bread-Making Machine" Joseph Lee was born in 1849, and lived most of his life in Boston, Massachusetts. His world was the food industry, and his glorious career in food service began when he was only a...
Frederick McKinley Jones is undisputably one of the most important African American inventors ever, holding more than 60 patents in a variety of fields before his death in 1961. Mr. Jones was born in Covington, Kentucky, but he made Hallock,...