Today In History
‘Elijah “The Real” McCoy, inventor, patented his first Steam Engine lubricator on this date July 2, 1872. Patent # 129,843. The saying The Real McCoy, meaning the real thing, has been associated with Elijah McCoy’s invention of an oil-drip cup, for which he was well known.’
(photo: Elijah “The Real” McCoy)
- CARTER Magazine
July 2, 2013

Today In History

‘Elijah “The Real” McCoy, inventor, patented his first Steam Engine lubricator on this date July 2, 1872. Patent # 129,843. The saying The Real McCoy, meaning the real thing, has been associated with Elijah McCoy’s invention of an oil-drip cup, for which he was well known.’

(photo: Elijah “The Real” McCoy)

- CARTER Magazine

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