TODAY’S PATENT – COSMETIC AND PROCESS OF PRODUCING THE SAME
George Washington Carver received patent number US1522176 on 06 January, 1925 for a peanut-based cosmetic. As an advocate for producing peanuts as a crop that replenishes soil and provides nutritional value, Carver was an agricultural scientist.
Many inventions that did not originate in Carver’s laboratory are credited to him in popular folklore. In the years 1925 to 1927, Carver was granted three patents—US 1522176 for cosmetics on January 6 and US 1541478, awarded on June 9, 1925, and US 1632365, issued on June 14, 1927—but none of them was successful in the marketplace.  Carver left no documentation of formulas or processes for producing his products except from these patents and a few food recipes.