Category : Inventors

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Anna M. Mangin

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Anna M. Mangin was an African-American inventor and women’s rights campaigner. She invented a kitchen tool she called a pastry fork in 1891. This was...
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Alexander Ashbourne

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There is very little known about the inventor Alexander Ashbourne (c. 1820-1915). Aspects of his early life are unknown and undocumented. Ashbourne was born into...
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Lyda Newman

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African-American hairdresser and inventor Lyda Newman patented an improved hairbrush design in New York City in 1898. Lyda Newman, born in Ohio circa 1885, was...
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George T. Sampson

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George T. Sampson was an African-American inventor best known for his early patent of the automatic clothes dryer in 1892. He also invented a sled...
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J. W. Reed

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J. W. Reed invented the rolling pin with handles connected to a center rod; this is similar to the tool we know today, and it...
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Albert C. Richardson

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November 13, 1894, Albert C. Richardson of South Frankfort, Michigan received patent number 529,311 for the casket lowering device. Prior to his invention, caskets were...
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David Fisher

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David Fisher responded to the needs of furniture workers by trying to make their work easier, safer and more productive. He created and patented two...