Elijah J. McCoy was a Canadian-American engineer of African-American descent
who invented lubrication systems for steam engines.
2 May 1844, Colchester, Essex, Canada
10 October 1929, Eloise
Education : The University of Edinburgh
Mary Eleanora McCoy (m. 1873–1923), Ann Elizabeth Stewart (m. 1868–1872)
Nationality : American, Canadian
Awards National Inventors Hall of Fame
Elijah McCoy was born on May 2, 1844
His father's ties to Britain proved useful as young McCoy pursued his education.
His most famous invention was a cup that feeds lubricating oil to machine bearings through a small tube.