Thursday, February 10, 2011

Black History Month
Myth Ten and Eleven

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 the truth doesn't matter.

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

It seems people are confused when they hear that something has a U.S. Government Patent. The confusion is because people confused because they think when a person has a patent that means they invented something. However, a person can have a slightly different way to make a type writer and get a patent, but it doesn’t mean they invented the type writer. The same can be said for irons, egg beaters, electric skillet.

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

We are told that J. F. Pickering invented the Airship because he got a patent on a design in 1900, but that doesn’t mean he INVENTED the air ship.

French engineer Henri Giffard successfully flew a powered navigable airship in 1852. The La France airship built by Charles Renard and Arthur Krebs in 1884 featured an electric motor and improved steering capabilities. In 1900 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's first rigid-framed dirigible took to the air. Of the hundreds of inventors granted patents for early airship designs and modifications, few succeeded in building or flying their craft. There doesn't appear to be any record of a "Pickering Airship" ever getting off the ground. Check out:

Did black inventor Andrew Beard invent
the automatic railroad car coupler known
as the "Janney coupler" in 1897? No!

The Janney coupler is named for US Civil War veteran Eli H. Janney, who in 1873 invented a device (US patent #138405) which automatically linked together two railroad cars upon their being brought into contact. Also known as the "knuckle coupler," Janney's invention superseded the dangerous link-and-pin coupler and became the basis for standard coupler design through the remainder of the millennium. Andrew Beard's modified knuckle coupler was just one of approximately eight thousand coupler variations patented by 1900. See a history of the automatic coupler given in this law suit before the U.S. Supreme Court, click here: and also The Janney Coupler. Click here:

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