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Tue, 09.23.1884

A Black Woman Receives a Patent For a Dough Kneader, and Roller

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*On this date in 1884, a Black woman received a patent a Dough Kneader and Roller.  From Washington, D.C., Judy W. Reed signed her name with an "X," her Patent No. # 305474.  She is possibly the first African American woman to receive a patent.  

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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