January 10, 2015

On this day January 10

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

January 10, 1864 Scientist and inventor George Washington Carver was born.

Mr Carver is an extraordinary example of selfless servitude to the extent that His tombstone reads, "He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.”

It is rare to find a man of the caliber of George Washington Carver. A man who would decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than $100,000 a year (almost a million today) to continue his research on behalf of his countrymen.

As an agricultural chemist, Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economically were his recipes and improvements to/for: adhesives, axle grease, bleach, buttermilk, chili sauce, fuel briquettes, ink, instant coffee, linoleum , mayonnaise , meat tenderizer, metal polish, paper, plastic, pavement, shaving cream, shoe polish, synthetic rubber, talcum powder and wood stain. However, Carver only applied for three patents...

#1,522,176, 1/6/1925, Cosmetics & Plant Products
#1,541,478, 6/9/1925, Paints & Stains
#1,632,365, 6/14/1927, Paints & Stains

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