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Tue, 05.08.1888

Velocipede (Tricycle) patented

*On this date in 1888, Matthew Cherry, Black inventor, patented a device that was called a velocipede.  This device consisted of a metal frame upon which were attached two or three wheels.  

Cherry’s patent was a forerunner what we know as the tricycle the patent number is #382351.  


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