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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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JoJosephSmith Date: Tue, 1897-05-04 On this date in 1897, African American inventor Joseph H. Smith patented the sprinkler. This African-American inventors Patent No. is #581.785.sephSmith

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