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Black History: Lewis Latimer

Written by on February 12, 2018

The inventor of the carbon filament for the light bulb.
Yes, we all know that Thomas Edison technically invented the light bulb, but Lewis Latimer made it a common household item.
In 1881, he received a patent for inventing a method of producing carbon filaments, which made the bulbs longer-lasting, more efficient and cheaper.
In 1876, he also worked with Alexander Graham Bell to draft the drawings required for the patent of Bell’s telephone.

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