Thursday, 12 December 2019

Sarah E. Goode – Woman of Invention

Sarah E. Goode was born in Toledo (Ohio) in 1855.  She ran a furniture store.  Many of her customers complained of not having enough space.  So she dreamed up a cabinet that folded out into a bed.

She was the first African American woman ever to receive a US patent.  This was in 1885.

Now this makes the modern sofa bed look a bit frivolous!

Thanks to Women of Invention by Charlotte Montague

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