: Reproduction of a portrait of African American inventor Granville T. Woods. Woods was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1856. He and his brother formed the Woods Railway Telegraph Company in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1884. Woods received 35 patents for electrical and mechanical devices between 1884 and 1907. Most of his inventions were for the improvement of the railroad system, including telegraphony, which allowed telegraph stations to send both voice and telegraph messages over a single wire. Woods is often referred to as "the Black Thomas Edison." He died in New York City in 1910. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL02705 Subjects
: African Americans--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--African American Ohioans; Woods, Granville, 1856-1910; African American inventors--History; Railroads--Communication systems Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)