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Elijah McCoy invention 1872

Elijah McCoy (c.1844–1929), born to two runaway slaves in Ontario, Canada, invents the first of his many devices to oil the engines used on trains and in factories. His inventions are so good that many people refuse to buy imitations of his work, insisting on having “The Real McCoy.” (However, “the Real McCoy” is also claimed by a number of other stories.)

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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