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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.  


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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There is music in me, the music of a peasant people. I wander through the levee, picking my banjo and singing my songs of the cabin and the field. At last... THE BANJO PLAYER by Fenton Johnson.
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