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  • African-American Inventors/African Women Inventors

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    Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Denise Richardson


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      African-American Inventors
      African Women Inventors
      Inventor Invention Patent Date
      Virgie M. Ammons Fireplace Damper Sept. 30, 1975
      Louise H. Andrews Lens Holder Accessory Pending
      Patricia Bath, M.D. Apparatus for Ablating & Removing Cataract Lenses May 17, 1988
      Miriam E. Benjamin Gong & Signal Chair for Hotels and the Like July 17, 1888
      Sarah Boone Ironing Board April 26, 1892
      Henrietta Bradberry Bed Rack May 25, 1943
      Torpedo Discharger Means Dec. 11, 1945
      Marie V. Brittan Brown Home Security System Utilizing Television Surveillance Dec. 2, 1969
      I.O. Carter Nursury Chair Feb. 9, 1960
      Joan Clark Medicine Tray April 1, 1987
      Holder for Bras and Like Aug. 31, 1976
      Beatrice L. Cowans Embroidered Fruit Bowl April 5, 1977
      Virginia E. Hall Wall Hanging & Kit
      Gertrude Downing Corner Cleaner Attachment April 5, 1977
      Ellen Elgin Clothes Wringer 1880s
      Cathleen McCoy Garrett Siren/Horn Light Indicator Pending
      Sara E. Goode The Cabinet Bed July 14, 1885
      Bessie V. Griffin Portable Receptable April 24, 1951
      Julia Terry Hammons Apparatus for Holding Yarn Skiens Dec. 15, 1896
      Joanna Hardin Keyboard Stand Feb. 23, 1993
      Lydia M. Holmes Knockdown Wheeled Toy Nov. 14, 1985
      Ruane Jeter Digital Toaster April 14, 1987
      Marjorie S. Joyner Permanent Waving Machine 1928
      Mary B. Kenner Sanitary Belt May 15, 1956
      Sanitary Belt with Moistureproof Napkin Pocket April 14, 1959
      Carrier Attachment for Invalid Walker May 18, 1976
      Bathroom Tissue Holder Oct. 19, 1982
      Backwash Mounted on Shower Wall & Bathtub July 29, 1987
      Mary Kies Weaving Straw with Silk May 5, 1809
      Anna Mangin Pastry Fork 1892
      Lyda D. Newman Hair Brush Nov. 15, 1898
      Natalie R. Love T-top Roof Cover May 5, 1992
      Alice H. Parker Improvement on the Heating Furnish Dec. 23, 1919
      Brothella Quick Pocketed Underwear Nov. 17, 1981
      Carol Randall Ear Clips Nov. 17, 1981
      Tissue Tote Nov. 20, 1990
      Judy W. Reed Improvement in Dough Kneader & Roller Sept. 20, 1884
      Mary J. Reynolds Hoisting/Loading Mechanism April 20, 1920
      Mildred A. Snow Family Relationship Card Game Oct. 28, 1980
      Maxine Snowden Rain Hat 1983
      Theora Stephens Pressing/Curling Iron 1983
      Valerie Thomas Illusion Transmitter Oct. 21, 1980
      M. Toland Float-operated Circuit Closer May 4, 1920
      Madeline M. Turner The Fruit Press 1905
      Madame C.J. Walker Hair Care Products with Straightening Comb 1905  

      Honorable Mention—Future Inventors
      Irene Dixon Charlotte Oliver  

      Jean Kimpson Loretta H. Hones  

      Washington, D.C.
      Debrah Akewei
      Lelia Crowders
      Sonja King Sabrina R. Moornor
      Mary Halen Patton Holly Reed
      Annette Santiago  

      Glenda Broswell-Moore
      Louise H. Andrews
      Angela Atkinson Cheryl Pitts
      Geraldine Pettis Dotty Slaughter
      Carol Morris  

      Deborah Graham Deborah Mallory Jacqueline Smith  

      Robin Holmes
      New York
      Mrs. C. Askew
      Angela Edmons
      Denise Grant
      Lois Henman
      Ealine Jackson Marilyn Jones
      Dr. Lenora Leach
      Stephanie S. McDaniels
      Corrine Page Sandy Sanderlin
      Deborah Singletary
      Allison Williams
      Jackie Young  

      Priscilla James Kathryn Williams Connie Young  

      Brunetta Pearson
      Roxie E. Johnson Rosa Singleton  

      Information Source: Black Inventors Museum

      Find out more about African-American inventors and their inventions by following the links below:

      African-American Railway Inventions
      African-American Inventor
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