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Read the Fascinating Story of Inventor Elijah McCoy

Inventor, Elijah McCoy (May 2, 1844 – October 10, 1929) Was a Canadian-American inventor and engineer, notable for his 57 U.S. Patents, most to do with lubrication of steam engines. The popular expression, "The real McCoy", was first published in Canada in 1881, but the expression, "The Real McKay", can be traced to Scottish advertising in 1856. This expression, typically used to mean the real thing, has been associated with Elijah McCoy's oil-drip cup invention.

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.

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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

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Chris Haney obituary

Canadian inventor of Trivial Pursuit who revitalised the general quiz tradition

Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

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Canadian inventor sets world record for longest flight on a HOVERBOARD

Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru has set the world record for the longest flight on a hoverboard after using his propeller-powered creation to travel 275.9m (905ft 2in)

A Brief History of the Lightbulb

Canadian inventors Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans file a patent for an incandescent lightbulb that consists of carbon rods in a nitrogen-filled glass cylinder. They sell the patent to some guy named Thomas Edison in 1879

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