Patent for Cleaning and Curing Corn2021-05-25T16:25:59-04:00

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Patent for Cleaning and Curing Corn

The first patent issued to an English colonist was for a new invention created by Philadelphian inventor Sybilla Masters. The patent was filed under her husband’s name because women could not be legally recognized.

Illustrations of Sybilla Masters’ patented inventions for cleaning and curing indian corn

Sybilla and Thomas Masters, Illustrations of Sybilla Masters’ patented inventions for cleaning and curing indian corn, 1715. Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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