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Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844 – October 10, 1929) was a Canadian-American inventor and ... When Elijah McCoy arrived in Michigan, he could find work only as a fireman and ... In a home-based machine shop in Ypsilanti, Michigan McCoy also did more ... He invented an automatic lubricator for oiling the steam engines of ...

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Feb 5, 2015 ... Learn more about inventor Elijah McCoy, who overcame racial barriers to ... States, he took a job working for a railroad and subsequently invented a ... his name did not appear on the majority of the products that he devised.

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Mar 23, 2012 ... Although the name Elijah McCoy may be unknown to most people,the enormity of his ... He received a patent for the device later that year. ... The Real McCoy, the Life of an African-American Inventor - Where Did the Expr…

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Get information, facts, and pictures about Elijah McCoy at Encyclopedia.com. ... Whatever free time he had, he devoted to inventing and perfecting mechanical devices—particularly those .... Most did not work as well as the original inventions .

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He was an African American inventor and his work may have been the beginning of the ... Born in Colchester, Canada, Elijah McCoy was one of 12 children of a family of ... McCoy found the work did not challenge him and sought other more ...

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Elijah McCoy (1843 or 1844-1929) was a mechanical engineer and inventor. ... McCoy was educated as a mechanical engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland; he then  ...

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Elijah McCoy. (1844–1929). McCoy's invention enabled trains to run faster and more efficiently. Background: McCoy was ... Instead, he became a fireman with the Michigan Central Railroad. One of his duties ... Did You Know? As his invention ...

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Nov 26, 2011 ... Although the name Elijah McCoy may be a mystery to most people, the ... In 1872 he designed a “lubricating cup” that could routinely drip oil ...

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He kept pace with the progress of locomotive design, devising new lubricating ... Elijah McCoy (1843?-1929) made important contributions to the design of ... However, the direct use of oil-filled chambers did not apply to a locomotive's steam ...