Monday, February 14, 2011

Black History Month
Myth Sixteen and Seventeen

All through the month of February we are instructed to celebrate Black History. We are going to do that by correcting some of the myths circulated throughout the month of February. Each day there will be another entry of the myths of black inventions.It appears the attitude of many people in our country are the same as those of the commenter on this blog a few days ago who stated, “Robb its pathetic you try to deny other races inventions (whether they invented it or not).” I guess this person doesn’t care about the truth.

Actually, I am not trying to deny anybody anything, just correcting some myths that are circulated by anti-White zealots.

For the record, I am not the author of the following.

Did Negro - Lloyd P. Ray
Really invent the Dustpan in 1897?

While the ultimate origin of the dustpan is lost in the mists (dusts?) of time, at least we know that US patent #20811 for "Dust-pan" was granted to T.E. McNeill in 1858. That was the first of about 164 US dustpan patents predating Lloyd Ray's. See

Egg Beater
Black history month often
Tells us that Willie Johnson
Invented the egg beater in 1884?
“Give me a break!”

The hand-cranked egg beater with two intermeshed, counter-rotating whisks was invented by Turner Williams of Providence, Rhode Island in 1870 (US Patent #103811 see -
It was an improvement on earlier rotary egg beaters that had only one whisk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

down to the pointless, you really must be obsessed with this.