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Samuel Raymond Scottron was a prominent African-American inventor from Brooklyn, N.Y. who began his career as a barber. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841. He received his engineering degree from Cooper Union in 1878. He was a community leader in NY, setting up organizations to promote racial harmony and fairness. He was a member of the Brooklyn board of education, and a leader in the Republican Party. He invented a special mirror bracket which allowed you to see yourself as others see you.

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Samuel Raymond Scottron was a prominent African-American inventor from Brooklyn, N.Y. who began his career as a barber. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841. He received his engineering degree from Cooper Union in 1878. He was a community leader in NY, setting up organizations to promote racial harmony and fairness. He was a member of the Brooklyn board of education, and a leader in the Republican Party. He invented a special mirror bracket which allowed you to see yourself as others see you.

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