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On this date in 1950, Lydia M. Holmes, a Black woman 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.
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