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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1897_in_rail_transport

This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1897. Contents. [ hide]. 1 Events ... August 17 – W. B. Purvis is awarded a patent for an electric railroad switch. August 23 – Groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the construction ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Purvis

William Purvis may refer to: William Purvis (Blind Willie) (1752–1832), British blind singer-songwriter; Billy Purvis (1853) (1784–1853), British entertainer and ...

blackinventor.com/william-purvis

Nov 26, 2012 ... William Purvis realized how much of an inconvenience it was to have to carry around a bottle of ink whenever you needed to sign a contract or ...

www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63249595

Dec 23, 2010 ... Birth: Aug. 12, 1838. Pennsylvania, USA. Death: Aug. 10, 1914. Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA. African-American ...

the-family-meeting.com/2011/02/10/william-b-purvis-todays-black-history-month-highlight

Feb 10, 2011 ... On January 7, 1890, W.B. Purvis, one of our great African-American inventors, received a patent for the fountain pen. Purvis saw the need for a ...

www.thoughtco.com/lewis-waterman-fountain-pen-4077862

Apr 18, 2017 ... Lewis Waterman, William Purvis and the Fountain Pen ... William Purvis of Philadelphia invented and patented improvements to the fountain ...

www.theblacktechreport.com/index.php/2011/02/23/day-23-william-b-purvis-28-days-of-black-history-in-technology

Feb 23, 2011 ... William B. Purvis (Date of birth unknown) he was an inventor in the late 1800's. He was a African American inventor who decided to make a ...

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Mar 14, 2010 ... This video was done to promote black history month education at Mt Gilead Missionary Baptist church. displaying the who came up with the ...

www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/fountain-pen-patent-awarded

On this date in 1890, William B. Purvis was awarded a patent for a fountain pen. Purvis was from Philadelphia and obtained his first patent on a paper bag ...

www.quora.com/How-was-W-B-Purvis-biography-made

I would be very pleased if I could find a full biography of this talented African- American inventor. I have found a few newspaper articles that mention him, but like ...