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Sun, 06.18.1899

A Baby Buggy is Patented by a Black Man

On this date in 1899, a Black man patented the Baby Buggy. His patent number is  #405600.

That day William H. Richardson walked to a Baltimore patent office and received one that changed the was baby carriages are made.  It was his idea to use a special joint to allow a bassinet to be turned to face the operator. He created the first reversible baby carriage. Several changes were made that allowed his carriage for the wheel to turn individually, which meant that the vehicle could turn 360 degrees in a smaller turning radius.

white-English architect William Kent invented the baby carriage in 1733 for the 3rd Duke of Devonshire's children. Many of Richardson's design modification are still in use today.

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