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Robert F. Flemming, Jr.

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Paige Meadows

on 23 February 2015

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Transcript of Robert F. Flemming, Jr.

This soon led to his invention of the KOOL-Aid pouch.
The exact date of this invention is unknown.
Inventing
Robert F. Flemming Jr. was born in 1857 in the state of Mississippi.
He was born into a family of slaves.
He had 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
When and where Robert was born
Once his family was released, Flemming began building things that were around his house. He would observe how the items were made and then use materials around him to re-build them.

After Slavery
One of Flemming's most widely known inventions was the guitar.
Although he didn't actually invent the guitar, he improved upon it greatly.
Robert started making the guitar out of wood only, instead of wood and stone.
He also shortened the neck to make it easier to play.
The original guitar was made in the 12th century.
The Guitar
The guitar invented by Flemming was made on March 3, 1886.
Robert was given US patent # 4,317,402 for his acoustic guitar.
Patent
The guitar affects today's society by providing a musical instrument that most all music genres are based on.
Used in almost all songs across genres.
Affects today's society
Robert F. Flemming, Jr.
A few years after his birth, his family was released from slavery.
This is what an original guitar, made in the 12th century, looks like.
Modern day acoustic guitar. Closer to the model that Robert Flemming invented.
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