Marie Van Brittan Brown

Marie Van Brittan Brown

Born: Queens, Ny  Oct 30, 1922 - Feb 22, 1999

Invention: Closed Circuit Television Security System

The system used a motorized camera which slid up and down looking through a set of 4 peep holes. Anything the camera picked up was shown on a monitor. An electrical switch allowed the occupant to unlatch the door by remote control.Back in 1966 the idea for a home surveillance device seemed almost unthinkable

Personal Bio

African-AmericanInventos.org
A resident of Jamaica, Queens, New York City, she applied for a patent with Albert Brown in 1966 for a closed circuit television security system. The system used a motorized camera which slid up and down looking through a set of 4 peep holes. Anything the camera picked up was shown on a monitor. An electrical switch allowed the occupant to unlatch the door by remote control.Back in 1966 the idea for a home surveillance device seemed almost unthinkable.

Cited:
title
Alexander
Alexander Miles
Alfred
Alfred L. Cralle
Andrew
Andrew Beard
Augustus
Augustus Jackson
Benjamin
Benjamin Banneker
Bessie
Bessie Blount
David
David Crosthwait
Dr.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
Dr.
Dr. Daniel H. Williams
Dr.
Dr. James E. West
Dr.
Dr. Richard Drew
Dr.
Dr. Shirley Jackson
Dr.
Dr. Vivien T. Thomas
Earl
Earl Lucas
Elijah
Elijah McCoy
Fredrick
Fredrick Jones
Garrett
Garrett A. Morgan
George
George "Speck" Crum
1 |2 | 3 | Next