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A.P. Ashbourne Biscuit cutter November 30, 1875

L.C. Bailey Folding bed July 18, 1899

A.J. Beard Rotary Engine July 5, 1892

A.J. Beard Car-coupler November 23, 1897

G.E. Becket Letter Box October 4, 1892

L. Bell Locomotive smoke stack May 23, 1871

M.E. Benjamin Gong and signal chairs for hotels July 17, 1888

M.W. Binga Street sprinkling apparatus July 22, 1879

A.B. Blackburn Railway signal January 10, 1888

Henry Blair Corn planter October 14, 1834

Henry Blair Cotton planter August 31, 1836

Sarah Boone Ironing board April 26, 1892

C.B. Brooks Street-sweepers March 17, 1896

O.E. Brown Horseshoe August 23, 1892

J.A. Burr Lawn mower May 9, 1899

J.W. Butts Luggage carrier October 10, 1899

W.C. Carter Umbrella stand August 4, 1885

T.S. Church Carpet beating machine July 29, 1884

G. Cook Automatic fishing device May 10, 1899

J. Cooper Elevator device April 2, 1895

P.W. Cornwall Draft Regulator February 7, 1893

A.L. Cralle Ice-cream mold February 2, 1897

W.R. Davis, Jr. Library table September 24, 1878

C.J. Dorticus Machine for embossing photo April 16, 1895

Clarence L. Elder Occustat 1976

T. Elkins Refrigerating apparatus November 4, 1879

F. Flemings, Jr. Guitar (variation) March 3, 1886

G.F. Grant Golf tee December 12, 1899

J. Gregory Motor April 26, 1887

M. Headen Foot power hammer October 5, 1886

B.F. Jackson Gas burner April 4, 1899

Fredrick M. Jones Automatic refrigeration system

J.L. Love pencil sharpener 1897

Latimer and Nichols Electric lamp September 13, 1881

T.J. Marshall Fire extinguisher (variation) May 26, 1872

Elijah McCoy Lubricator for steam engines July 2, 1872

Garrett A. Morgan Gas mask

Garrett A. Morgan Traffic signal 1923

J.F. Pickering an airship 1900

W.B. Purvis fountain pen 1890

Norbert Rillieux Sugar refining process 1846

H. Spears Portable shield for infantry December 27, 1870

Rufus Stokes Air-purification device 1968

E.H. Sutton Cotton cultivator April 7, 1878

Granville T. Woods Electromechanical brake August 16, 1887

Granville T. Woods Railway telegraphy November 15, 1887

Granville T. Woods Induction telegraph system November 29, 1887

Granville T. Woods Overhead conducting system for May 29, 1888

electric railway

Granville T. Woods Electromotive railway system June 26, 1888

for long-haul trucks

lmanac Benjamin Banneker Approx 1791
auto cut-off switch Granville T. Woods January 1, 1839
auto fishing devise G. Cook May 30, 1899
automatic gear shift Richard Spikes February 28, 1932
baby buggy W.H. Richardson June 18, 1899
bicycle frame L.R. Johnson October 10, 1899
biscuit cutter A.P. Ashbourne November 30, 1875
blood plasma bag Charles Drew Approx. 1945
cellular phone Henry T. Sampson July 6, 1971
chamber commode T. Elkins January 3, 1897
clothes dryer G. T. Sampson June 6, 1862
curtain rod S. R. Scratton November 30, 1889
curtain rod support William S. Grant August 4, 1896
door knob O. Dorsey December 10, 1878
door stop O. Dorsey December 10, 1878
dust pan Lawrence P. Ray August 3, 1897
egg beater Willie Johnson February 5, 1884
electric lampbulb Lewis Latimer March 21, 1882
elevator Alexander Miles October 11, 1867
eye protector P. Johnson November 2, 1880
fire escape ladder J. W. Winters May 7, 1878
fire extinguisher T. Marshall October 26, 1872
folding bed L. C. Bailey July 18, 1899
folding chair Brody & Surgwar June 11, 1889
fountain pen W. B. Purvis January 7, 1890
furniture caster O. A. Fisher 1878
gas mask Garrett Morgan October 13, 1914
golf tee T. Grant December 12, 1899
guitar Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
hair brush Lydia O. Newman November 15, 18--
hand stamp Walter B. Purvis February 27 1883
horse shoe J. Ricks March 30, 1885
ice cream scooper A. L. Cralle February 2, 1897
improv. sugar making Norbet Rillieux December 10, 1846
insect-destroyer gun A. C. Richard February 28, 1899
ironing board Sarah Boone December 30, 1887
key chain F. J. Loudin January 9, 1894
lantern Michael C. Harvey August 19, 1884
lawn mower L. A. Burr May 19, 1889
lawn sprinkler J. W. Smith May 4, 1897
lemon squeezer J. Thomas White December 8, 1893
lock W. A. Martin July 23, 18--
lubricating cup Ellijah McCoy November 15, 1895
lunch pail James Robinson 1887
mail box Paul L. Downing October 27, 1891
mop Thomas W. Stewart June 11, 1893
motor Frederick M. Jones June 27, 1939
peanut butter George Washington Carver1896
pencil sharpener J. L. Love November 23, 1897
phone transmitter Granville T. Woods December 2, 1884
record player arm Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
refrigerator J. Standard June 14, 1891
riding saddles W. D. Davis October 6, 1895
rolling pin John W. Reed 1864
shampoo headrest C. O. Bailiff October 11, 1898
spark plug Edmond Berger February 2, 1839
stethoscope Imhotep Ancient Egypt
stove T. A. Carrington July 25, 1876
straightening comb Madam C. J. Walker Approx 1905
street sweeper Charles B. Brooks March 17, 1890
thermostat control Frederick M. Jones February 23, 1960
traffic light Garrett Morgan November 20, 1923
tricycle M. A. Cherry May 6, 1886
typewriter Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885