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    • Big & Small Inventions By African Americans
    • BLOOD BANK
      • Dr. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950).
      • medical doctor
      • Surgeon
      • started the idea of a blood
      • bank
      • *first director of the Red Cross
    • George Washington Carver (1865?-1943)
      • *scientist
      • *educator * humanitarian
      • *former slave
      • developed hundreds of products from peanuts, Sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans
    • Other Everyday Inventions by African Americans
      • Potato Chips
      • George Crum 1853
      Pencil Sharpener J.L. Love 1897 Ironing Board Sarah Boone 1892 Golf Tee Dr. George Grant 1899
    • GAS MASK
      • Garrett Morgan
      • Designed for fire fighters
      • Used to rescue miners trapped underground in a noxious mine.
      • Soon produced gas masks for the US Army.
    • Traffic Signal
      • G Garrett Augustus Morgan 1877-1963
      • *first person to patent a traffic signal
      • *prevented accidents
      • * No policeman needed
    • Masking Tape and Clear Adhesive Tape
      • Richard G. Drew (1899-1980)
      • Drew's first tape invention was a masking tape made for painters in 1923. This early masking tape was a wide paper tape with adhesive on only the edges of the tape - not in the middle. Drew made an improved tape called Scotch (TM) Brand Cellulose Tape in 1930. This tape was a clear, all-purpose adhesive tape that was soon adopted worldwide. The first tape dispenser with a built-in cutting edge was invented in 1932 by John A. Borden, another 3M employee.
    • Abbreviated Version of PPT Submitted by Tasia Eraseren, Resident Assistant, California State University Monterey Bay