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Elijah McCoy

Inventor Elijah McCoy

Profession: Inventor

Nationality:
United States of America
American
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Best known for his 57 U.S. patents, most to do with lubrication of steam engines.

Born: May 2, 1844
Birthplace: Colchester, Ontario, Canada
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: October 10, 1929 (aged 85)

Events in the Life of Elijah McCoy

  • 1872-07-23 African American inventor Elijah McCoy is granted a patent for lubricators for steam-engines

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