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Lyda Newman
Lyda Newman patented a new and improved brush.
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By Mary Bellis

African American, Lyda Newman of New York, New York patented a new and improved brush on November 15, 1898. Lydia Newman designed a brush that was easy to keep clean, very durable and easy to make, and provided ventilation during brushing by having recessed air chambers. Below you can view her patent.

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