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Tue, 12.09.1890

A Black Man Patents the Soil Pulverizer

blueprint patent (copy)

On this date in 1890, John P. Parker, Black businessman, and abolitionist patented the Soil Pulverizer.

This agricultural invention was a great asset to expediting farm harvesting.  His patent number was #442538.

Reference:

USPO.gov

Created Equal: The Lives and Ideas of Black American Innovators
By James Michael Brodie
Copyright 1993, by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
William Morrow and Co. Inc., New York
ISBN 0-688-11536-5

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