Black Inventors that Changed the World: Richard Spikes

Richard Bowie Spikes, born in Dallas, Texas in 1878, was a black man with an innovative mind that created and patented numerous inventions over the course of his lifetime. We use many of his inventions on a daily basis and consider them essential in our daily lives! Check out a few of them below!

1: The Automatic Gear Shift (1932)

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2: Automatic Car Wash (1913)

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Aciti.com

3: Automatic Safety Brake (1962)

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Discovery Sport

4: Beer Keg Tap (1910)

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5: Barber Swinging Chair (1950)

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6: Continuous Contact Trolley Pole (1919)

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Matt Johnson (Flickr)

7: Brake Testing System (1921)

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8: Automobile Turn Signals (1913)

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YourMechanic.com

9: Self-Locking Rack for Billiard Cue Rack (1910)

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Iszy Billiards
For more of Spikes’ inventions, click here.

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