CHARLES BROOKS INVENTED THE STREET SWEEPER

Black Inventions:

You should never believe what people say about your race. Your skin color has nothing to do with the talents, gifts, and abilities God has given you! Do your own research and your eyes will be opened to the real truth about our race.

A Black man from Newark, New Jersey invented the first ever self-propelled street sweeper truck that was patented on March 17, 1896.

His name was Charles B. Brooks.

Prior to Brooks’ invention, people would often use horse-drawn machines to clean the streets.

early-streetsweep

Brooks’ street sweeper was a truck that had brushes attached to the front fender, and it pushed trash to the curb.

Here is a brief video clip explaining more.

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