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Granville T Woods
Transcript of Granville T Woods
There is not much to
know about Mr.Granville's childhood. He was born in Columbus, Ohio in April, 1856.When he was ten his parents were poor.They pulled him out of school because he needed to work to help the family. The jobs that Granville had were a railroad engineer and he worked at a machine shop repairing railroad equipment. In this presentation, I will discuss his life, his inventions Granville really liked electrical machines. He liked them so much he paid other employees to teach him how everything worked. Also, because he was black, he was not allowed to check books out from the library due to discrimination. So, his friends checked out books for him. Adult Life When Granville was 20, he moved to New York and took engineering and electricity classes at night. During the day, he worked at a machine shop. In the 1880's, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and made inventions. He started receiving patents for his inventons. He had 26 patents. Patents
He made a steam boiler furnace, electromechanical break, railway telegraphy, an incubator that kept 50,000 eggs warm and an automatic airbrake so trains could stop. He also made a circuit breaker that allowed lights to dim in a movie theater. Granville was an important person because he made a lot of inventions. He was called the Black Edison. Thomas Edison offered him a job because he was a great inventor and Edison liked the induction telegraph Granville made. Granville did not accept Edison's job offer. Instead, he continued making his own inventions. When he died, he died a poor man. Because he was black, companies did not pay him a lot of money when they bought his inventions. Important Person Conclusion
I admire Granville because even though he did not go to middle school or high school, he still went to college. He kept pursing his goals of wanting to work with machines. He was also younger than I am when he got his first job. And, he made a lot of things to make life better for us. http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=granville+t+woods+video&tnr=21&vid=7EA2B29A5177602F6EEE7EA2B29A5177602F6EEE&l=407&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DU.4947356531753008%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fvideos%2Fwatch%2F%3Fq%3Dgranville%2Bt%2Bwoods%2Bvideo%26vid%3D7EA2B29A5177602F6EEE7EA2B29A5177602F6EEE%26docid%3D4947356531753008&sigr=13vnomfbm&tt=s&tit=Granville+T.+Woods+Documentary&back=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3Dgranville%2Bt%2Bwoods%2Bvideo%26fr%3Dyfp-t-900&sigb=12eutc1sv