Lewis Howard Latimer

Lewis Howard Latimer (HM1Q7J)

Location: Bridgeport, CT 06604 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 10.608', W 73° 11.446'

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Lewis Howard Latimer
September 4, 1848 - December 11, 1928

Considered one of the 10 most important black inventors in its history. Lewis Latimer was renowned for his work with the Edison Pioneers. Of his many inventions and patents, is most famous discovery was the incandescent light bulb carbon filament which illuminated the world for a century. Lewis was not only an inventor, draftsman, engineer, author, poet and musician, but was also a devoted family man and philanthropist.
"Hope springs eternal and is as necessary to life as the act of breathing."

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Commissioned by
Mayor Bill Finch
of the
City of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Sculptor
Susan Clinard
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HM NumberHM1Q7J
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Date Added Saturday, December 26th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 651755 N 4559961
Decimal Degrees41.17680000, -73.19076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 10.608', W 73° 11.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 10' 36.48" N, 73° 11' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)203
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 999-1003 Broad St, Bridgeport CT 06604, US
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