Read the Fascinating Story of Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor, Elijah McCoy, Died On October 10, 1929. Read More About The Mechanical Genius Who Was Awarded 57 Patents For Various Inventions, And Inspired The Phrase, "The Real McCoy," Settled in Ypsilanti, MI.
Levi Strauss became famous during the CA Gold Rush. Strauss, born in Germany in 1829, came to America in 1847 to escape religious discrimination (family was Jewish) & to work for his brothers' dry goods business in NYC. In 1853, he went west & started his own clothing co. which began making heavy-duty work pants in the 1870s. (First called “waist overalls,” they are now known as blue jeans.) As his business thrived, Strauss supported many religious & social causes.
aww.. it's kinda sad that it takes them so long to say something nice about Leo.. I mean... there are hundreds of nice things to say about him!! #hot-stuff #funny #amazing-builder/inventor.................etc.etc.etc.
African-American inventor Elijah the Real McCoy was born in Canada on May 2, 1844, the son of escaped slaves. During his life time McCoy received 57 patents for devices which improved versions of his automatic lubrication process. The high quality of McCoy's inventions gained such notoriety that the phrase "the Real McCoy" was coined to distinguish his inventions from cheap imitations.
George Washington Carver changed lunchtime sandwiches forever when he invented peanut butter. Born a slave, Carver didn’t attend college until he was 30 years old, but he went on to create 400 new uses for peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and pecans
A List of Inventions by Canadian Inventors that Changed the World
The world is a dynamic and changing place as it is driven by the needs of its inhabitants. As it has been said, Need is the Mother of Invention. As such, I have compiled a partial list of Canadian inventors whose inventions have changed our way of living on a day to day basis. Imagine a world without zippers, McIntosh apples (that is, the edible one), basketball, green garbage bags, insulin, electric light bulbs, instant replays and hundreds of more items and processes.