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Frederick McKinley Jones was a well-known entrepreneur, inventor, and engineer, born on May 17, 1893, in Covington, Kentucky, The United States Of America.
He is well recognized as the co-founder of Thermo Control Company. Also, he is known as the inventor of movable refrigeration technology to make easy transportation of fresh foods long distances, be across the South Pacific.
Frederick McKinley Jones was awarded the National Medal of Technology for his contributions to science and was also inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
He is particularly well-known for the series of gadgets he created for movie projectors used in movie theaters for displaying motion pictures. His patents include sound equipment with motion pictures, gasoline engines, and x-ray machines.
Frederick McKinley Jones had an estimated net worth of about US $1.5 million. He earned this much wealth from his primary profession as an entrepreneur.
The annual income of Frederick McKinley Jones is not known.
The height of Frederick McKinley Jones is not known.
On May 17, 1893, Frederick McKinley Jones was born. He died at the age of 67 years on February 21, 1961, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The United States Of America.
Frederik was born in Covington, Kentucky, in the United States. He was born to John Jones, a railroad worker, while his mother's name is not known. His mother died during his childhood. His father struggled a lot to take care of Jones on his own. He was sent to Father Ryan, a Catholic Priest, at a rectory located in Cincinnati, Ohio, when he was eight-year-old. Jones helped out at the church and rectory, and the priest urged him to improve his technical abilities.
After two years, when John was nine, his father died. He studied at the church school for two more years and then left the school at 11 when he was in the sixth grade. He then started doing various odd jobs. He also worked as a sweeper at an auto-repair garage. At 14, he worked as an automobile mechanic. He worked hard to learn the skills of automobile mechanics. He became a mechanic foreman at the age of 15.
Soon after, he began building racing vehicles for the garage owner to race on the local track. He was, however, deemed too young for motor racing. He later departed following a disagreement with the owner and went around the Midwest and South searching for a job. After too much struggle, he finally got the job in Hallock, Minnesota, where he started working in charge of the maintenance of cars and vehicles.
Frederick McKinley Jones was married to Lucille Jones in 1946 until his death.
Besides being the co-founder of Thermo King Company, he is also known as the inventor of movable refrigeration technology to make easy transportation of perishable goods long distances. He is particularly well-known for the series of gadgets he created for movie projectors used in the film industry. During World War I, he served as a Sergeant in France. Because of his electrical and mechanical skills, he was assigned to the repairing works of military vehicles, electrical wirings, and X-ray machines.
He created a variety of innovative technologies, including personal radios, portable X-ray equipment, and surgical instruments. For the town's new radio station, he invented a radio transmitter.
Frederick Jones also designed a soundtrack for the community's movie projector. During the 1920s, when new movie technologies developed, he invented a low-cost 'sound-on-film' system for talkies. He built a lens for this purpose by polishing a glass towel rod. People were able to enjoy greater sound quality at the movies due to his technology.
Frederick Jones also developed an air-conditioning unit for military field hospitals and a snowmobile to connect doctors with remote patients in snow-covered areas.
Frederick Jones invented the refrigerated trucks, which directly affected the Feeding America Network. Due to this invention, this food distribution network became capable of transporting fresh produce and perishable food items to the community to end hunger in America.
Frederick McKinley Jones won numerous awards during his career.
Frederick Jones received 61 patents during his lifetime. He received the Phyllis Wheatley Auxiliary Merit Award in 1953 for his remarkable achievements that encouraged the youths.
He was also inducted into the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame in 1977. Later, he also won the National Medal of Technology in 1991. He was also elected into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, where he was recognized as a 'Visionary Veteran.'
Editor Tom Berg branded Frederick as The King of Cool in the March 2009 issue of Heavy Duty Truck magazine. Berg noted that his "technology breakthrough has reshaped the global marketplace with cultural repercussions felt from the world's largest metropolis to its most remote villages."
Many Black-owned breweries also paid tribute to him during Black History Month in 2022.
The hobbies and interests of Frederick McKinley Jones are not known.
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