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Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an African American inventor and draftsman. Creator of the carbon filament found in the light bulb.

Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an African American inventor and draftsman. Creator of the carbon filament found in the light bulb.

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Lewis Howard Latimer was an inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone.

Lewis Howard Latimer was an inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone.

Lewis Latimer invented a “water closet for railroad cars” (1873) and drafted the patent drawings for Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone. In 1881 he devised a method for making a carbon filament for a light bulb made by one of Thomas Edison's competitors, and then supervised that firm's installation of electric lights in New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal, and London.

Lewis Latimer invented a “water closet for railroad cars” (1873) and drafted the patent drawings for Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone. In 1881 he devised a method for making a carbon filament for a light bulb made by one of Thomas Edison's competitors, and then supervised that firm's installation of electric lights in New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal, and London.

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Lewis Howard Latimer was an inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone.

Lewis Howard Latimer was an inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone.

Patents Belonging To Lewis Howard Latimer: Lewis Howard Latimer - Globe supporter for electric lamps

Patents Belonging To Lewis Howard Latimer: Lewis Howard Latimer - Globe supporter for electric lamps

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Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1848, to parents who had fled slavery.

Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1848, to parents who had fled slavery.

Patents Belonging To Lewis Howard Latimer: Lewis Howard Latimer - Electric lamp

Patents Belonging To Lewis Howard Latimer: Lewis Howard Latimer - Electric lamp

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