Elijah McCoy – “The Real McCoy”

STEM Career: Inventor

Significant Contribution/s: Inventor of the lubricating cup for railway airbrakes

Birth: May 2, 1843

Death: October 10, 1929

Photo Credit: Ypsilanti Historical SocietyCopyright: Creative Commons

Learn more:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors/mccoy.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/elijah-mccoy-9391300#synopsis

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/elijah-mccoy-inventor-quality-products

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