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BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 18.
W.H. Richardson patents Baby Buggy.
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and he made a huge improvement to the baby carriage.
Richardson decided to create a stroller to be shaped more like a symmetrical basket, rather than a shell, as it was back then.
This new design made it easier for parents and nannies to move the carriage around 360 degrees, compared to only 90 degrees before.
The big part of Richardson’s change to the baby carriage is that it was now reversible, making it possible to have anyone pushing the baby face them instead of facing in the opposite direction.
The use of prams became widespread among all economic classes by the 1900s.
Many of Richardson's design modification are still in use today.
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