Henry Brown (inventor)
Prior to the invention, people often kept personal and valuable papers in simple wooden boxes in their homes or at local banks. These boxes provided no deterrent against burglars or bank staff reading them.
He developed a lockable, forged-metal container, divided into compartments, and patented his invention (number 352,036) on November 2, 1886.
|This article about a United States engineer, inventor or industrial designer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|