Tuesday, June 3, 2008

WHO INVENTED A DEVICE THAT ALLOWED MACHINES TO BE LUBRICATED WHILE IN OPERATION?



"The Real McCoy" has Helped Save Industries Countless Dollars and Hours

-He improved a device that allowed machines to be lubricated while still in operation; before his invention lubricating machinery was a wasteful and time consuming process because production had to be completely stopped.
-He improved the automatic lubricating device for steam engines, automobiles, trains, and ships.
-He received a patent for the lawn sprinkler and ironing table.
-The American expression, "The Real McCoy," was used by customers and inspectors asking if machinery had McCoy's lubricating system. Today, "The Real McCoy," is an American idiom meaning perfection.

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