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The research for this book unearthed a patent for a nutcracker attachment, filed by Dr. Moy on July 18, 1906 and granted on March 31, 1908. You can read it by clicking the image above. Dr. Moy is believed to be the first Chinese in America ever to apply to the U.S. government for patent protection, although he was not the first to receive it. He also applied in Canada for protection for the same invention.

 

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