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Todd Winters
Todd Winters • 1 year ago

African American Inventor John Standard patented an improved refrigerator design standard (a non-electrical and unpowered design, refrigerator using a manually-filled ice chamber for chilling) on June 14 1891 (U.S. patent #455,891).

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