Henry Brown (inventor)

Henry Brown was an African-American inventor, perhaps best known as the inventor of a type of paper storage box.

Henry Brown developed a type of compartmented storage box intended to keep sheets of carbon paper separate from each other, and patented his invention (number 352,036) on November 2, 1886.[1]


  1. "US Patent 352,036". Google Patents. Retrieved March 4, 2017.

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