Friday, February 24, 2012

Black History Month: Elijah McCoy


Image Credit: New York Public Library.


Elijah McCoy 
(1843–1929)


Invented an oil-dripping cup for trains.

Fast Fact: Other inventors tried to copy McCoy's oil-dripping cup. But none of the other cups worked as well as his, so customers started asking for "the real McCoy." That's where the expression comes from.

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