He invented a special mirror bracket which allowed you to see yourself as others see you. He went on to receive 4 more patents.
Here are his inventions and patent numbers.
- 1880-02-17, #224,732, Adjustable window cornice
- 1883-01-16, #270,851, Cornice
- 1886-09-21, #349,525, Pole tip
- 1892-08-30, #481,720, Curtain rod
- 1893-09-12, #505,008, Supporting bracket. Samuel R. Scottron was the maternal grandfather of noted singer Lena Horne (1917–2010).