Black woman patents Knockdown Toys

Tue, 1950-11-14

On this date in 1950, Lydia M. Holmes, an African American patented plans for several easily assembled wooden pull toys including a bird, a truck, and dog.

She was born in St. Augustine, FL. Her Knockdown Wheeled Toys Patent Number was 2,529,692.

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By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York
ISBN 0-688-11536-5

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