Life & Times of Ron B.
Black Inventor

On an hot as hell day like today, we should all give thanks to Frederick McKinley Jones, who invented the air conditioner, among other things!
Frederick McKinley Jones was a self-taught, African American engineer who pioneered designs for mobile refrigeration. A former race car driver and mechanic, Jones created the first mechanical refrigeration system for trucks in 1935. Some of Jones’ other inventions were a portable x-ray machine, an air conditioning unit for military field hospitals, and a refrigerator for military field kitchens. A total of 61 patents were issued in Jones’ name.

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