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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-01-2019 at 06:14:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • The Real McCoy
  • Elijah McCoy held 57 patents in his life. One was an automatic self-lubricator for steam engines. Others were the folding ironing board and the lawn sprinkler. McCoy was a Negro, born to runaway slave parents and ending up in Canada thru the underground railroad via Detroit and Windsor. He attended segregated schools –yep Canada had them too, bet you didn’t know that, as Canada has always attempted to bamboozle the world into thinking they were and are not racist. McCoy invented and worked on several railroad related projects. His lubricator gave us the term –“The Real McCoy”.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dean    Posted 04-02-2019 at 01:05:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Read about him in one of my steam locomotive books some years ago.

    He is also credited in a PBS (?) railroad video that I have.

    Dean

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-02-2019 at 06:59:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: The Real McCoy
  • There were many black engineers, scientists, and inventors. Many, like McCoy, were never written about and acknowledged in books and documents because of segregation and the way things were back then. Other notable black inventors/scientists were George Washington Carver, who developed the soybean polymer for use in Ford products, George Crum who discovered how to make potato chips, and Dr. Charles Drew, who proved blood cells were blood cells, and race/color had nothing to do with it. He also was the inventor of separating blood cells to prolong shelf life of blood plasma and became an essential part of saving lives in WWII MASH units and hospitals. By the way, an incorrect statement has been around for eons, and was even made into an episode of the highly social-liberal TV show, M*A*S*H. In one episode, a presumably prejudiced patient doesn't want to be given the "wrong color blood". The doctors tell him about Dr. Charles Drew, and, having invented plasma storage, saved many lives, bled to death as he died after he crashed his car and the hospital at the time refused him admittance because he was black. That was total BS -it never happened but the liberal producers, Alda notably, wrote and aired it that way anyway. Dr. Drew died about a half hour after arriving at the hospital and getting treated because his injuries were too great and the massive blood loss.

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    Jim Rushford, CA    Posted 04-01-2019 at 22:06:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: The Real McCoy
  • Totally cool. Thank you!

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