Eggbeater. Lawn mower. Space shuttle retrieval system. Window cleaner.
These were all invented by Africans.
Since 1988, The International African Inventors Museum has toured 180 cities in 4 countries and 38 US states. New sections have been added to showcase African Canadian, African British, African Caribbean and continental African inventors.
This medical instrument to remove cataracts from the eye was invented in 1986. Dr. Patricia Bath holds several firsts, including the first black female surgeon appointed to UCLA.
Cloning and sequencing the gene for E. Coli
Dr Carlton Gyles is a Professor at the University of Guelph and is one of the world’s leading experts on E. Coli.
Cloning a factor implicated in breast, ovarian and colon cancer
Born in Barbados, Dr Juliet Daniel is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University.
NORFAST TIE PLATE AND CLIP ASSEMBLY FOR RAILROADS
Dr. Jude Igwemezie is the founder of a consulting firm in railway engineering that manufactures practical and cost-effective rail-to-tie fastening systems.
Dr. Charles Drew’s (1904-1950) research into the storage and shipment of blood plasma saved many lives during WW2. He also campaigned against the segregation of “black” and “white” blood.
Born in Toronto in 1842, William Peyton Hubbard invented and manufactured an oven. Trained as a baker, he was a successful Councillor and Mayor.
Graphite Lubricator for steam engines
Born in 1844, Elijah McCoy held 52 other patents.