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blueprint patent (copy)
On this date in 1887, Granville T. Woods of Cincinnati, a Black inventor, patented the telephone. The patent #509065.
For a while he manufactured and sold his inventions through the Woods Electric Company, but he later sold his patent rights to the General Electric Company.
Created Equal: The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators
By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York