March 19, 1895 Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus of Newton, New Jersey received patent number 535,820 for a device for applying coloring liquids to sides of soles or heels of shoes.
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Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus – March 19th in African American History
By Chimsima Zuhri on March 19, 2014 in African American History, March, Science
Tags: April 16, April 23, inventor, July 18, March 19, patent
Alfred L. Cralle – February 2nd in African American History
By Chimsima Zuhri on February 2, 2013 in African American History, February
February 2, 1897 Alfred L. Cralle received patent # 576,395 for a lever operated ice cream scoop, a design still widely used today. Cralle was born September 4, 1866 in Kenbridge, Virginia and as a young man became interested in mechanics. Part of his education was completed at Wayland Seminary in DC. Later, he moved […]
November 20th in African American History – Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr.
By Chimsima Zuhri on November 20, 2011 in African American History, November
November 20, 1923 Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. received patent number 1,475,024 for his version of the traffic signal. Morgan was born March 4, 1877 in Paris, Kentucky. In 1895, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he worked repairing sewing machines for a clothing manufacturer. In 1907, he opened his own sewing machine and shoe repair […]
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