Michael C. Harvey

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Michael C. Harvey (also known as M. C. Harney or M. C. Harvey) was an African American inventor. He is known for inventing the lantern. The original lantern is now on display at the Black History Museum. He received patent No. 303844 on August 19, 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri for the invention of an improvement in wick-raisers.[1]

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