As shown below, in 1892, Lewis F. Korns sent a complimentary copy of his then new book “The Bicycle, its Selection, Riding and Care” to the "Good Roads" magazine. His book has a chapter on roads, and includes topics such as "What a good road is", "Farm values as affected by roads", "Care", and "How to get to work". As an enthusiastic bicyclist, Lewis F. Korns was clearly interested in road improvements.
Here is what the 1949 book “The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania” has to say about Lewis:
Lewis F. Korns, b. in 1856, attended college. Was married to Jessie Ellis of Minneapolis, Minn., in 1896. They had one child, Bernice, who died when she was twenty-one years old. Lewis F. Korns was an inventor. He invented a fountain pen in 1880, being one of the first pens invented. He also had many other inventions. He is also the author of several books.
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