July 14, 1885: Sarah E. Goode Becomes First Black Woman to Receive U.S. Patent

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July 14, 1885: Sarah E. Goode becomes one the 1st Black women to receive a United States patent.

Goode invented a folding cabinet bed which helped people who lived in tight housing to utilize their space efficiently.
When the bed was folded up, it looked like a desk, with room for storage.

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  • Cat Blue February 5, 2018 - 7:15 am Reply

    Just one thing: Goode was likely the 4th Black woman to receive a patent.

    Martha Jones of Amelia County, Va., became the first black woman to receive a United States patent. Her application for an “Improvement to the Corn Husker, Sheller” was granted U.S. patent No. 77,494 in 1868. Five years later in 1873, Mary Jones De Leon of Baltimore was granted a U.S. patent No. 140,253 for a novel cooking apparatus. Judy W. Reed from Washington D.C. was granted a patent in 1884 for a dough kneader and roller (U.S. patent No. 305,474) and Goode was granted her patent in 1885 (U.S. patent No. 322,177).

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