Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an African American inventor and draftsman. Creator of the carbon filament found in the light bulb.

Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an African American inventor and draftsman. Creator of the carbon filament found in the light bulb.

History has credited Thomas Edison with the invention of the light bulb, but fewer people know about Lewis Latimer‘s innovations toward its development. Until Latimer’s process for making carbon filament, Edison’s light bulbs would only burn for a few minutes. Latimer’s filament burned for several hours.

History has credited Thomas Edison with the invention of the light bulb, but fewer people know about Lewis Latimer‘s innovations toward its development. Until Latimer’s process for making carbon filament, Edison’s light bulbs would only burn for a few minutes. Latimer’s filament burned for several hours.

THIS IS THE REAL INVENTOR OF ELECTRICITY LEWIS LATIMER STOLEN FACTS MUST BE TOLD,without MR.LATIMER WE MAY BEEN STILL IN THE DARK! JEAN DAVIS PINTEREST Boards

THIS IS THE REAL INVENTOR OF ELECTRICITY LEWIS LATIMER STOLEN FACTS MUST BE TOLD,without MR.LATIMER WE MAY BEEN STILL IN THE DARK! JEAN DAVIS PINTEREST Boards

6 African-American inventors for kids to learn about for Black History month, or whenever!

6 African-American Inventors for Kids

Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) invented an important part of the light bulb — the carbon filament.    Fast Fact: Latimer worked in the laboratories of both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.

Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) invented an important part of the light bulb — the carbon filament. Fast Fact: Latimer worked in the laboratories of both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.

Benefit of the Risk | if you won't dare, you won't accomplish: Lewis Howard Latimer

Benefit of the Risk | if you won't dare, you won't accomplish: Lewis Howard Latimer

28 Days of Black History Lewis Latimer. Inventor, Engineer, contributor to the patent of the light bulb,  the telephone and much more. Read about him here http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-howard-latimer-9374422

28 Days of Black History Lewis Latimer. Inventor, Engineer, contributor to the patent of the light bulb, the telephone and much more. Read about him here http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-howard-latimer-9374422

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