A Better Way to Husk: Martha Jones, First Black Woman to Receive a U.S. PatentBy: Rebecca Tapscotton February 1, 2021 at 12:15 pm Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Martha Jones of Amelia County, Virginia, is believed by many to be the first black woman to receive a United States patent. Her application for an “Improvement to the Corn Husker, Sheller” was granted U.S. patent No. 77,494 in 1868. Jones claimed her invention could husk, shell, cut up, and se  Read More>>

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