Inventor jack johnson, was also the world's first african-american heavyweight champion see biography below image jack johnson invented a theft-preventing device for vehicles and received patent 1,438,709 on 12/12/1922. Lewis howard latimer was an inventor and draftsman best known for his contributions to the patenting of the light bulb and the telephone inventor, engineer (c 1848-c 1928. In 1876, black inventor lewis h latimer drew up designs for an invention made by a colleague who was a teacher of the deaf that teacher's name was alexander graham bell and the design was for the telephone. Lewis howard latimer, an african-american inventor and electrical pioneer and the son of fugitive slaves, lived in the house from 1903 until his death in 1928 the house remained in the latimer family until 1963. Lewis howard latimer, a pioneer in the development of the electric light bulb, was the only black member of thomas a edison's research team of noted scientists while edison invented the incandescent bulb, it was latimer, a member of the edison pioneers, who developed and patented the process for manufacturing the carbon filaments.
Lewis howard latimer was born in chelsea, massachusetts , on september 4, 1848, the youngest of four children of rebecca latimer (1823 - august 13, 1910) and george latimer (july 4, 1818 - may 29, 1896. 1848-1928 lewis h latimer was a leading engineer in the formative years of the electric power industry at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th he was a key member of the legendary group of inventors led by thomas edison. Biography biographies of african-american inventors thomas l jennings(1791-1859) a tailor in new york city, jennings is credited with being the first african-american to hold a.
Lewis latimer was also the original draftsman for inventor thomas edison (who he started working for in 1884) and as such was the star witness in edison's infringement suits lewis latimer was the only african-american member of the twenty-four edison principles , the engineering division of the edison company. 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 born in chelsea, massachusetts. Born in chelsea, mass, latimer learned mechanical drawing while working for a boston patent attorney he later invented an electric lamp and a carbon filament for light bulbs (patented 1881, 1882) latimer was the only african-american member of thomas edison's engineering laboratory. Lewis howard latimer (september 4, 1848 - december 11, 1928) was an african-american inventor and draftsman lewis latimer was born in chelsea, massachusetts in 1848 he was the son of george and rebecca latimer, escaped slaves from virginia when lewis latimer was a boy his father george was arrested and tried as a slave fugitive.
Lewis latimer the lost history of african-american inventors dec 10, 2013 lewis howard latimer (my itty-bitty bio) aug 1, 2018 by katie marsico. Lewis h latimer was born on september 4, 1848, in chelsea, massachusetts latimer was the youngest of four children born to george and rebecca latimer his father had obtained his freedom only six years earlier george latimer worked as a slave for various owners in virginia until late 1842, a few months after marrying rebecca smith. Lewis latimer enlisted in the navy at age fifteen when the civil war ended, he returned to boston and taught himself mechanical drawing while working at a patent law firm invention: latimer worked with the famous inventor hiram maxim at the us electric lighting company.
African american inventors in history from left to right: granville t woods circa 1887, lewis howard latimer in 1882, and elijah mccoy were three famous african american inventors in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. We're interrupting your regularly scheduled programming on gentrification to bring you this black history month profile on lewis h latimer, the african-american renaissance man who in the late. Lewis latimer is considered one of the 10 most important black inventors of all time, not only for the sheer number of inventions created and patents secured but also for the magnitude of.
Nationality american gender male occupation inventor although lewis latimer was born before the civil war, he was born free, unlike most african-americans of his day. During this time, lewis howard latimer was among african americans who enjoyed a long career as a draftsman in electrical engineering a brilliant engineer, contributor, and inventor, lewis h latimer was among the few engineers who made their contributions in making the electrical illumination a reality during the last quarter of the 19th century. Lewis howard latimer (1848-1928) was an african-american inventor, engineer and draftsman the son of escaped slaves, he fought in the civil war before taking a job as an office boy in a patent.