Elijah McCoy 1843-1929

Elijah McCoy 1843-1929 (HM1YJW)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.148', W 84° 33.124'

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Born in Canada to parents who had once been enslaved in Kentucky, Elijah McCoy studied engineering in Scotland. He settled in Ypsilanti after the Civil War, intending to work as a mechanical engineer. Although discrimination limited him to the position of railroad fireman, it failed to dampen his curiosity or his creativity.
McCoy developed an automatic lubricating device for locomotives that saved both time and money by oiling the engine as it operated. It was the first of more than 50 patents he was awarded. His lubricators were used internationally on trains, boats and in factories. Among the other devices McCoy patented were a folding laundry table and a lawn sprinkler.
Year Placed2007
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700384 N 4734382
Decimal Degrees42.73580000, -84.55206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.148', W 84° 33.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 8.88" N, 84° 33' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 E Ionia St, Lansing MI 48933, US
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