1881 : Inventor Lloyd Groff Copeman Born

December 28, 2021 all-day

Lloyd Groff Copeman (28 December 1881 – 5 July 1956) was a prolific American inventor who devised the first electric stove and the flexible rubber ice cube tray, among other products. Copeman was raised by his Canadian parents on a farm in Hadley Township, Michigan which was later incorporated into Farmer’s Creek, Michigan – located approximately 20 miles east of Flint, Michigan. He studied engineering at the former Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Copeman was also the grandfather of Linda Ronstadt, a legendary recording artist and winner of 10 Grammy Awards.


Dominic Adams, “Did you know the flexible ice cube tray was invented in Flint?”, MLive, December 27, 2014.

Lloyd Groff Copeman wikipedia entry

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