Jan 6, 2010

Jan 6 - Costmetics

**Patent Contains Text Only**

Cosmetics Patent
Invented By: George Washing Carver
Patent Date: January 6, 1925
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George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor.  His influence is still being felt today. Rising from slavery to become one of the world's most respected and honored men, he devoted his life to understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life. He is best known for developing crop-rotation methods for conserving nutrients in soil and discovering hundreds of new uses for crops such as the peanut.

George Washington Carver reputedly discovered three hundred uses for peanuts (including peanut butter) and hundreds more for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. He extracted blue, purple, and red pigments from the clay soil of Alabama. He researched the manufacture of synthetic marble from green wood shavings, rope from cornstalk fibers, and veneers from the palmetto root. During WWI, he worked to replace the textile dyes that were being imported from Europe. He ended up producing and replacing over 500 different shades.

Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economically were adhesives, axle grease, bleach, buttermilk, chili sauce, fuel briquettes (a biofuel), ink, instant coffee, linoleum, mayonnaise, meat tenderizer, metal polish, paper, plastic, pavement, shaving cream, shoe polish, synthetic rubber, talcum powder, wood stain, and cosmetics. 

Although he did hold only three patents, Carver never patented most of the many discoveries he made while at Tuskegee, saying "God gave them to me, how can I sell them to someone else?"
Thanks for looking ~JandŸ
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