From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Bradberry, Henrietta Mahim

(born: 1903  -  died: 1979) 

Henrietta Mahim Bradberry was born in Franklin, KY, and lived in Chicago, IL. She was a housewife who held two patents. The first, received in 1943, was for a bed rack attachment that allowed for the airing-out of clothes. The second, received in 1945, was for a pneumatically-operated device that allowed for the firing of torpedoes from beneath the water surface.

Henrietta M. Bradberry was the wife of William Bradberry [source: 1930 U.S. Federal Census]; the couple lived on Champlain Avenue in Chicago.

For more see p. 136 in The Inventive Spirit of African Americans, by P. Carter Sluby.

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NKAA Source: The inventive spirit of African Americans: patented ingenuity

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