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  • Elijah J McCoy (1844 - 1929)
    Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844  – October 10, 1929) was a Canadian-American engineer of African-American descent who invented lubrication systems for steam engines. Born free on the Ontario shore of La...
  • Lt-Col Edward Frank Harrison C.M.G. (1869 - 1918)
    Lt-Col Edward Frank Harrison C.M.G. (1869–1918) was an English chemical scientist, credited with the invention of the first serviceable gas mask during the First World War. Born in Camberwell, Harrison...
  • Capt. Paul A. Oliver, Medal of Honor (1831 - 1912)
    CitationWhile acting as aide assisted in preventing a disaster caused by Union troops firing into each other. the war erupted Oliver joined the 12th New York infantry as a 2nd lieutenant on 29 October ...
  • Albert William Dorgan (1887 - 1985)
    Albert William Dorgan, naval aviator, real estate developer, inventor, and landscape architect, was born on June 4, 1887, in Byron Center, Michigan. He was the only son of William T. Dorgan and Flora V...
  • Charles Bernard Doolin (1875 - 1940)
    C. B. Doolin, was an engineer who invented a laminated fabric for tire casings (this may have been the precursor of the steel belt in steel-belted tires) and a mechanical oil can for automotive oil, ...


Inventors are people who invent unique or novel devices, methods, compositions, processes or discoveries.

This project is on History Link

List of notable inventors

For a complete list, please see: Inventors Project Profiles.

  • Dr. Andre Cipriani, pioneered the development of the Cobalt-60 Therapy units which are used for the treatment of cancer and occupational radiation protection.

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