Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Michael C. Harney-Patented the Lantern/Lamp

Michael C. Harney was an African-American inventor. In 1884 he improved a type of lantern. The original lantern is now on display at the Black History Museum. He received patent No. 303844 on August 19, 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri for the invention of an improvement in wick-raisers.   

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