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Sat, 06.27.1840

A Black Man Receives a Feather Renovator Patent

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 *On this date in 1840, a Black man received a patent for a machine for cleaning and drying feathers. Robert Benjamin Lewis received patent #1,655.

"Machine for Cleaning and Drying Feathers" is described as the "arrangement and combination of feathers by steam and steam heat" and could be used for "dressing over old feathers or preparing new feathers for any domestic purposes."

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