Day 15 Walter Sammons – 28 days of Black History in Technology

While I’m on a roll of people that are not really high lighted in Tech, I wanted to give light to an individual that could be considered the savor for a lot of African Americans.  Walter Sammons of Philadelphia filed for a patent April 9, 1920.

Walter Sammons - Improved Comb PatentThe patent (1,362,823)was for an improved comb that straightend hair, his invention is now known as the “Hot Comb”

BTW my sister is gonna kill me for saying this, but I remember her and mom over the stove on many a Saturday using Mr.Sammons invention, lol

Hot Comb – PDF


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6 Responses to “Day 15 Walter Sammons – 28 days of Black History in Technology”

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  2. Wow, he filed for a patent for the best invention ever especially for African American women. Yes, I do remember me and mom trying to straighten my hair using the hot comb. Oh the memories. Thanks Jay from your sister!

  3. kayla says:

    Are the facts real and what are the websites

  4. black says:

    the facts are real but when I did this I didn’t understand journalism so I didn’t do any footnotes

  5. kim says:

    What about Anne Malone who first patent the hot comb and of course madame CJ WALKER

  6. black says:

    Kim, thanks for your response. At the time when I did this 30 day blogging challenge it was to look at technology creators. So I didn’t focus on those individuals you mention, but they are great creators in the African American Community. Thanks

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