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A dustpan, the small version of which is also known as a "half brush and shovel", is a cleaning utensil. The dustpan is commonly used in combination with a broom or long brush . The small dustpan may appear to be a type of flat scoop .


African-American inventor Lloyd Ray (born in 1860) patented a new and useful improvement in dustpans. Very little is known about the background and life of Lloyd Ray, but it is clear that he had the ability to think outside of the box to solve problems.


Raymond M. Lloyd (born May 13, 1964) is an American semi-retired martial artist, professional wrestler, and actor.He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling from 1996 to 1999 under the ring name Glacier.


Lloyd P. Ray was an inventor who created an improved version of the standard dustpan. Ray's dustpan received a patent on Aug. 3, 1897. Unlike the original types of dustpans, Ray's added on a handle that allowed a person to sweep trash into the pan without dirtying his hands.

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WHERE LLOYD P. RAY WAS BORN • Loyd P. Ray was born in August 3,1860 in Springfield Missouri. Lots of battles were going on during 1860. He died in April 21,1940. • The civil war going on during 1861 and ended May 1865. •


Lloyd P. Ray died in Seattle, Washington on April 25, 1940 of a natural death. He was best known for being an african-american inventor in the 1900's.


Later Life Dust pan was invented and patented in 1897 Extremely useful tool; helped people cleaning their homes Became the 587,607th U.S. patent Early Adulthood Born on February 8th, 1860 Lived in Kentucky Town Texas with 16 siblings Mother had been a slave When Lloyd turned 10,


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Lloyd was briefly repackaged in 1999 as Coach Buzz Stern, the heel manager of jobber Luther Biggs. In late 2000, WCW teased the return of Glacier, which Norman Smiley seemed happy about, though no one else was and he never made it back to TV.


Lloyd P. Ray received U.S. Patent No. 587,607 on August 3, 1897 for a new and useful improvement in dust pans. Ray's device included a metal collection plate that trash could be swept into, attached to a short wooden handle.