Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Story of the American Inventor Denied a Patent Because He Was a Slave

quote [ The world of invention is famous for its patent disputes. But what happens when your dispute wasn’t with another inventor but whether the Patent Office saw you as a person at all? ]

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[by arrowhen@9:25pmGMT]


Paracetamol said @ 7:05pm GMT on 29th Aug
What was the name of the gas mask inventor who was forced to be his own test subject to prove the thing actually worked – and who died due to his health suffering from these early experiments? He also invented the three-stage traffic light and was like the first black entrepreneur in the US … gonna look it up.
Paracetamol said @ 7:08pm GMT on 29th Aug [Score:2]

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