Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Black History Month
Myth Twenty-Eight
and Twenty-Nine
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.

Did many Negroes hold patents - yes - but a patent is not an invention. Only the uneducated confuse the two.For the record, I am not the author of the following.
So maybe the Pencil Sharpener
was invented by Negro
John Lee Love in 1897?

Bernard Lassimone of Limoges, France invented one of the earliest sharpeners, receiving French patent number 2444 in 1828. An apparent ancestor of the 20th-century hand-cranked sharpener was patented by G. F. Ballou in 1896 (US #556709) and marketed by the A.B. Dick Company as the "Planetary Pencil Pointer." As the user held the pencil stationary and turned the crank, twin milling cutters revolved around the tip of the pencil and shaved it into a point.
Love's patent #594114 shows a variation on a different kind of sharpener, in which one would crank the pencil itself around in a stirring motion. An earlier device of a similar type was devised in 1888 by G.H. Courson (patent #388533), and sold under the name "President Pencil Sharpener."
Here are several other examples of 19th century sharpeners:Early Mechanical Pencil SharpenersMechanical Pencil Sharpener Gallery ~ 1884-1899
Read about about the history of the pencil sharpener here: http://www.officemuseum.com/pencil_sharpeners.htm
Read about the mechanical pencil sharpener here: http://www.officemuseum.com/sharpener_gallery_1800s.htm
No! Negress Majorie Joyner did not invent the first
Permanent Wave Machine (for perming hair)

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