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Tue, 08.08.1950

Black man receives patent for a Barber’s Chair


*On this date in 1950, Richard B. Spikes received a patent for a Horizontally Swinging Barber's Chair. The Milwaukee Brewing Company purchased his invention.  U.S. Patent #2517936.

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
ISBN 0-688-11536-5

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