Saturday, February 16, 2013

Meet "The Real McCoy"

African -American inventor, Elijah McCoy patented an automatic lubricator in 1872 to regulate the flow of oil to locomotive cylinders and pistons. Railroads insisted that their locomotives have the "Real McCoy" and not some inferior imitation. He opened his own manufacturing company in Detroit and held over 57 patents at the time of his death in 1929

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