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  • Bicycle Frame | Johnson, Isaac (Inventor)


    November 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Did You Know This Black Man, Isaac R. Johnson, Created and Patented the Bicycle Frame? | Urban Intellectuals

    Held patent for improvements to the bicycle frame, specifically so it could be taken apart for compact storage.

    Isaac R. Johnson was born in New York sometime during 1812.  While he was not the first person to invent the bicycle frame, he was the first African American to invent and patent the bicycle frame, especially a frame which could be folded or taken apart for easy storage.

    Isaac R. Johnson originally filed for the patent in April of 1899 and it was given the publication number: US634823 A. The only information we really have about Isaac R. Johnson is from the information he filled out when he filed his patent.

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