Day 12 John Standard – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Amazing inventions usually call for people to take another look at that idea and improve upon it.  As in the case of Thomas Elkins (Day 2) help with refrigeration system, John Standard another African American looked at Elkin’s system and decided to improve upon it.

On June 14, 1891 a US patent #455,891 was created that took Elkin’s design to another level.  While this patent improved on the design of a refrigerator, it again was not the true creation of the refrigerator.

I would like to say for the record that these two men Elkins and Standard are the major reason refrigeration exist today.


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