... meaning the real thing, has been associated with Elijah McCoy's oil-drip cup
Feb 5, 2015 ... Learn more about inventor Elijah McCoy, who overcame racial barriers to ... for
inventing lubrication devices used to make train travel more efficient. ... It was in
this line of work that he developed his first major inventions.
“McCoy's invention was a small thing,” wrote Aaron E. Klein in The Hidden
Contributors: Black Scientists and Inventors in America, “but it speeded up the ...
Elijah McCoy may be unknown to most people however his inventions have ...
His best known invention was a cup that fed lubricating oil to machine ... When
Elijah was three, his family moved back to the U.S., settling in Detroit, Michigan.
Elijah McCoy (1843 or 1844-1929) was a mechanical engineer and inventor. ... '
the real McCoy,' meaning the real, authentic, or high-quality thing. ... McCoy's first
invention (1872) was a revolutionary way of lubricating steam ... K-3 Themes
Elijah McCoy ... McCoy's invention enabled trains to run faster and more
efficiently. ... The popular expression, meaning "the real thing," is still used today.
His parents, George McCoy and the former Mildred Goins, were fugitive slaves
who had ... McCoy devised an invention that became known as the lubricating
cup. ... and moved to Detroit, where he devoted a great deal of time to his
Elijah J. McCoy was born on this date in 1843. He was an African American
inventor and his work may have been the beginning of the phrase the "Real
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Nov 1, 2015 ... On the Shoulders of Giants: Elijah McCoy and His Inventions In 1916 he invented
the graphite lubricator which allowed superheater trains and ...
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Feb 14, 2014 ... A bio of Elijah McCoy, inventor. ... 3:15. A Moment in Black History - Valerie
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