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Sarah E. Goode

The folding cabinet bed was the genius invention of Chicago furniture storeowner Sarah E. Goode, the first African-American woman to receive a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark office. Designed to replace full-size beds that couldn’t fit in cramped apartments, Goode's space-conscious model served as a desk, stationary shelf and bed.

(Photo: Courtesy of The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers)

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