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Black inventors of America

Author: McKinley Burt
Publisher: Portland, OR : National Bk. Co., ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: McKinley Burt
ISBN: 089420095X 9780894200953
OCLC Number: 2429314
Description: v, 143, [1] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface --
The romance of the rails: prologu; Andrew J. Beard (railway coupling); Granville T. Woods (air brake, electric railroad, etc.); Richard B. Spikes (semaphore, automatic gear shift); others --
Creators of industry and jobs: prologue; Jan Matzeliger (shoe last machine); Norman Rillieux (sugar refiner); Frederick M. Jones (truck and rail refrigeration, etc.); Elijah M. McCoy (lubricating valves) --
Black capitalism: invention and innovation as a vital new American force; statistics in ebony --
The patent process: economic and social functions --
Patent and invention index.
Responsibility: McKinley Burt, Jr.

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