Frederick McKinley Jonez: A Great Black Inventor with 60 Patentz for Inventionz

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was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 17, 1893. He was a young orphaned at a very young age. At an early age, Jones showed a great interest in mechanical working, whether taking apart a toy, a watch, or a kitchen appliance. Eventually he became interested in automobiles, so much so that upon turning 12 years of age, he ran away from his home at the rectory and began working at the R.C. Crothers Garage. Growing up as an orphan, he did not attend school on the regular, and only attended it up to 8th grade. Despite his lack of formal education, he became of the most prolific . He had patents for at least 60 inventions and 40 were related to refrigeration. Jones is most known for the automatic refrigeration unit for trucks, which kept food from spoiling on long drives. Fresh foods…

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