Day 22 William A. Lavalette – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Printing Press

William A. Lavalette an African-America was awarded patent number 208,208 in September 17, 1878 for improvements to the printing press.

It was very hard to find any information about William Lavalette, it was even harder to but, I was able to find the actual drawing of these new improvements after much searching.

Just know that as you read a book, newspaper, magazine or other printed materials, Mr. Lavelette probably has part of his lifes work in your hands.

TBTR

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3 Responses to “Day 22 William A. Lavalette – 28 days of Black History in Technology”

  1. Nice feature today and his patent clearly helped the printing business we know today.

  2. Mari says:

    When and where was he born?

  3. black says:

    I found this: Lavalette died on January 19, 1914 at the age of seventy-three, Place of Birth UNKNOWN.

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