Richard Spikes

Richard Spikes

Richard Spikes Invented an Automatic Gear Shift Inventors often toil for their entire lifetimes creating devices which have beneficial effects on society for years – yet that inventor might gain recognition only after he or she has passed away. For others, even after...
Norbert Rillieux

Norbert Rillieux

Norbert Rillieux Created Sugar-refining Evaporation Pan System Safety, efficiency and profitability – these are the major reasons for the success of an invention. As well, an even greater qualification is when the invention revolutionizes an industry and an...
Andre Reboucas

Andre Reboucas

Andre Reboucas An African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She founded a hair and beauty supply company aimed at Black consumers and was heralded by the the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female self-made...
Lloyd Ray

Lloyd Ray

Lloyd Ray Created the Dust Pan Before Lloyd Ray patented his invention, anyone cleaning a room or a hall simply swept dirt, dust or trash out of a door onto the ground outside or used a piece of paper in order to collect it. Ray created a device with a metal...
William Purvis

William Purvis

William Purvis Invented a Fountain Pen 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 fill out legal papers. He therefore decided to do something about it. On January 7,...
Robert Pelham

Robert Pelham

Robert Pelham An African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She founded a hair and beauty supply company aimed at Black consumers and was heralded by the the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female self-made...