Henry Brown Inventor
Henry Brown was an Africa American]] inventor, credited with the invention of the first strongbox. Prior to the invention, people often kept personal and valuable papers in simple wooden boxes in their homes or at local banks. These boxes provided no deterrent against burglars or bank staff reading them. He developed a lockable, forged-metal container, divided into compartments, and patented his invention (number 352,036) on November 2, 1886.
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